Another Trump Aide Has Been Accused Of Criminal Violation Of Conflict Of Interest Laws
Donald Trump’s White House is looking more like a house of criminals day by day. Just hours after New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman revealed a major email scandal involving Trump’s Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, another criminal complaint has been issued against the fraud-infested administration.
White House director of Strategic Initiatives Christopher Liddell has being accused of violating criminal conflict of interest laws, Politico reported.
Liddell, a former executive with Microsoft and General Motors, was appointed by President Donald Trump to be an assistant to the president.
According to the report, the watchdog group Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics (CREW) is accusing the top White House official of playing a role in meetings with major companies in which he also appeared to have held millions of dollars in stock.
CREW filed its complaint Tuesday against Christopher Liddell, claiming he might have broken the law several times in January and early February by participating in policy meetings between Trump and leaders from as many as 18 companies that he also had a financial interest in, including Ford Motor Co., Johnson & Johnson and GM.
The group cited Liddell’s certificate of divestiture forms, issued Feb. 9 by the Office of Government Ethics, which listed the companies he and his wife held stocks in through a trust, court documents show.
Responding to CREW’s complaint, a White House spokeswoman said that Liddell has been working with White House Counsel Don McGahn “to ensure he is fully compliant with his legal and ethical obligations in connection with his holdings and his duties in the White House.”
Well, it seems the only way we can drain the swamp is by throwing Trump and his alligators in jail.