Corruption Can Be Entertaining

Did you see this in the Washington Post?

Trump opens up Camp David as an ‘adult playground’ to woo GOP lawmakers during impeachment

download.jpg“President Trump, partial to gold and marble elegance, never took a shine to rustic Camp David. So acting chief of staff Mick Mulvaney pitched to him an unusual idea at the start of the House impeachment inquiry: Use the secluded mountainous presidential retreat to woo House Republicans.

Since then, Mulvaney and top White House officials have hosted weekend getaways for Republicans at the historic lodge, seeking to butter up Republicans before the big impeachment vote. The casual itinerary includes making s’mores over the campfire, going hiking, shooting clay pigeons and schmoozing with Trump officials, some of whom stay overnight with lawmakers.

During dinners, Trump has called in to compliment members personally.

“I’ve worked with a number of Republican presidents over various administrations . . . and I’ve never, ever been invited to Camp David,” said Rep. Ann Wagner (R-Mo.). “It was amazing to go for the short weekend. So historic.”

The excursions are funded by the U.S. government, administration officials say.

The Camp David excursions are one prong of a broad White House charm offensive, meant to hold House and Senate Republicans in line through a House impeachment vote and a trial in the Senate that appears all but inevitable.”

d275080a22efba92ced7f04a2005b3d4It seems to me that anyone, Republican or Democrat, that accepts the bribe of a fun family weekend at Camp David or any other sweetener offered by the White House or any occupant thereof, would be required by law and morality to recuse themselves from any possible vote or trial in the Senate which could recommend the ouster of the current occupant of the Oval Office.

In a classic “Man Shot Own Dick” move, this would reduce the Republican majority in the Senate to a level that would allow the Democratic minority the opportunity to throw the bum out.



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