Ivanka Trump and her husband Jared Kushner may be worth more than $700 million, according to newly released public filings, which could be argued inoculate them from normal lobbying pressures of someone in the White House.
However, Take Back Our Republic told the New York Times Saturday that by failing to divest prior to taking White House positions, the reverse is true. Any Presidential action that helps Ivanka’s business can be questioned.
Just as Rep. Paul Gosar’s H.R.1341 (Stop Foreign Donations Affecting Our Elections Act), based on a Take Back Our Republic Educational Paper, seeks to cutoff foreign money from being laundered into campaigns via unverified credit card contributions, a full divestiture from companies that attract foreign investments closes another door for those trying to take our Republic from American voters.
Quoting the New York Times Saturday:
John Pudner, a conservative who has helped elect Tea Party candidates to Congress and now runs a nonprofit group called Take Back Our Republic, said that Mr. Kushner and Ms. Trump, if they wanted to serve in the White House, would have been better off if they had taken the difficult step of liquidating their holdings.
“A win-win for the president’s family and everyone else is if there were no question anytime a decision is made that it’s being done for the good of the country,” he said.