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Press release from US Rep. Katherine Clark. Pull quote:
Congresswoman Katherine Clark has introduced legislation to ensure that U.S. Presidents are required to resolve any conflicts of interest with regard to financial interests and official responsibilities. Current law prohibits federal office holders from engaging in government business when they stand to gain profit. The President and Vice President are currently exempt from this statute. Clark’s Presidential Accountability Act removes this exemption and requires the President and Vice President to place their assets in a certified blind trust or disclose to the Office of Government Ethics and the public when they make a decision that affects their personal finances.Call your federal representative and tell them to support HR 6340. Here's a script:
Hello, my name is [NAME] and I am a constituent of [REPRESENTATIVE]. I am calling to support the Presidential Accountability Act, because I understand the President-elect to have a great many potential conflicts of interest, [such as his daughter's presence at a meeting with the Japanese prime minister, even though she is supposed to be running the President-elect's businesses without his interference, and potential profit from diplomats interested in currying favor with the new administration by staying at a hotel he owns]. I think it is unconscionable for a President to gain profit from being the country's most prominent public servant. I hope [REPRESENTATIVE] will speak against the President-elect's conflicts of interest and I hope [REPRESENTATIVE] will vote for the Presidential Accountability Act. Thank you for your time.Take out the bracketed bit with the links if you want a shorter script.