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WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump has begun paying his own legal bills related to the Russia investigation and will no longer cover the costs using political donations to his reelection campaign or the Republican Party, his attorneys confirmed on Friday.

 

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-lawyers/trump-starts-paying-his-own-legal-bills-on-russia-probe-attorneys-idUSKBN1DH2FR

 

An honest man.

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Here’s what you need to know about the case, Public Citizen v. Donald J. Trump:

 

http://www.globalpossibilities.org/public-citizen-files-lawsuit-against-president-trump/

 

https://www.citizen.org/sites/default/files/complaint-public-citizen-nrdc-cwa-v-donald-trump.pdf

 

 

In a unilateral directive issued in just his second week in office, Trump essentially ordered the government to stop issuing new health and safety, financial, environmental, workplace and other vital public protections.

 

   Trump’s executive order will allow Big Business to exploit workers, Wall Street to rip off consumers, Dirty Energy companies to pollute, Big Pharma to continue price gouging, auto makers to sell dangerous cars, and on and on.

 

   It will be nearly impossible for the government to carry out its duties under popular and effective laws like the Clean Air Act, the Motor Vehicle Safety Act, and the Occupational Safety and Health Act, to name a few.

 

   Even after the Wall Street crash, the BP oil disaster and other failures that resulted from letting corporations “regulate” themselves, the American people will be forced to suffer still MORE corporate recklessness and greed.

 

   The executive order requires that for every new regulation adopted, two must be eliminated — a nonsensical standard with absolutely no basis in law.

 

   Especially insidious is an edict that regulations be evaluated only by inflating estimates of their cost to businesses while completely ignoring their substantially greater — and real — benefits to society.

 

   This executive order will mean more contaminated food, an accelerated rush to climate catastrophe, more dangerous cars and trucks, more workplace injuries and deaths, slashed consumer rights, more oil spills, more human misery. All unnecessary. All preventable.

 

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