Mitch McConnell's wife profiting from holding stock sworn to have divested from

Discussion in 'Politics' started by Here4money, May 29, 2019.

  1. Here4money

    Here4money

    https://www.wsj.com/articles/transp...-owns-stock-she-pledged-to-divest-11559035921

    https://www.vanityfair.com/news/201...ao-made-40000-from-stock-she-promised-to-sell

    TOP TRUMP OFFICIAL MADE $40,000 FROM A STOCK SHE PROMISED TO SELL
    Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao is the latest in a long line of Trump officials with apparent conflicts of interest.

    Accordingto The Wall Street Journal, Chao still holds shares in Vulcan, the nation’s largest construction materials supplier, despite having promised to divest from the company more than a year ago.

    Chao, who sat on the company’s board, signed an agreement ahead of her Senate confirmation in 2017 vowing, in part, to resign from her post and “receive a cash payout for all of my vested deferred stock units in April of the year following the year of my separation from service.” “I will not participate personally and substantially in any particular matter that to my knowledge has a direct and predictable effect on the financial interests of Vulcan Materials,” she said in the agreement, promising to “avoid any actual or apparent conflict of interest” and adding that she was “committed to the highest standards of ethical conduct for government officials.”
     
  2. vanzandt

    vanzandt

    The Transportation Secretary holds stock in VMC and sat on the BOD?!!!
    omg. rotff
    Yeah... lets drain that swamp.
    Maga! :D
     
  3. Here4money

    Here4money

    She pinky promised. Odd that the media is refusing to identify her as Mitch's wife.
     
  4. Here4money

    Here4money

     

  5. The House just had John Dean in to lecture everyone on ethics in government.

    Maybe that will help.