Pentagon–North Annex

It is imperative the the president have his advisers close by….especially the military adviser just in case something goes to Hell in the world and the US needs to react.

The Pentagon has many of the president’s most usable advisers…..and now there is a story of a possible, I emphasize the word…POSSIBLE, way to solve any problems with Trump traveling between DC and NYC……

Questions about presidential conflicts of interest resurfaced Wednesday after a Pentagon announcement that it’s looking into leasing space in Trump Tower, the New York Times reports. DOD spokesman Lt. Col. JB Brindle said in a statement that, to “meet official mission requirements,” it may be necessary to lock down a “limited amount of space” in the New York City building. President Trump’s wife, Melania, and 10-year-old son, Barron, still reside at Trump Tower, and ABC News notes the president has suggested he’ll spend weekends there. Trump has “personnel and equipment” he needs at the tower to support his presidential duties, per Brindle, including the military staff responsible for keeping the “nuclear football” (the bag with the instructions and codes to OK a nuclear strike) close to Trump, CNN notes.

Brindle assures that the department would work through “appropriate channels” to make the lease legal. A worker for the company that rents commercial space in the tower tells CNN that floors available for rent run about $1.5 million a year. Similar space arrangements have been made for other presidents, including in Chicago for former President Obama, but the difference is that the Trump Organization, which owns Trump Tower, would be profiting from taxpayer dollars. “I have never heard of a president charging rent to the DOD or any other part of the government so they can be near him on his travels,” Richard Painter, an ethics lawyer under George W. Bush, tells the Chicago Tribune, adding he thinks Trump should offer a “very limited amount of space” free and let the DOD rent other space in non-Trump-owned properties.

Once again the old “conflict of interests” comes into play…..I am sure if this ever occurs there will be a wealth of lawsuits to stop this move…..

This is a bad idea….no matter how it is cut…it stinks!

Thoughts?

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8 thoughts on “Pentagon–North Annex

  1. Send that $1.5 million to me each year and they can have my basement, lol. The mere idea that the Pentagon is entertaining the idea of renting space in Trump Tower is preposterous and they should just grow a pair and tell Trump that NYC is a no-go. Why do we waste money on things like this when there is perfectly good, fortified and near bomb proof facility at the White House. This is what the American people get for electing a guy into the Presidency that doesn’t like or use computers when we’re in the middle of the technological age. He’s like the old guy sitting outside the corner store that puts his money in his mattress at home and calls anything that runs on electricity “new fangled”. WTF?

  2. “His ignorance covers the world like a blanket, and there’s scarcely a hole in it anywhere.” — Mark Twain

    Yep. That about covers it….

    Feeling a bit curmudgeonly today, if you couldn’t tell…. I guess I’m supremely weary of assholes…having to listen to others talk about them, watching them spread their ignorance…. It’s all so fucking tedious….

    We are beset by assholes, who have elected their primary example to the highest office in the land… proving the rampant ignorance of what was once the American people, and are now the American idiots.

    gigoid, the dubious

  3. Screw conflict of interest, although a legitimate and very good question, we’ve already seen the answer to the questions about conflict of interests. How about what about the cost to the tax payer in security for well published and weekly trips will be? ~~dru~~

  4. You couldn’t make it up. The President of the United States charging the country for living in his own luxury tower? Like something from a twisted fairy tale.
    Regards, Pete.

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