News ID: 262514
Published: 1051 GMT December 05, 2019

Trump using office to improve his personal financial interests: Analyst

Trump using office to improve his personal financial interests: Analyst

US President Donald Trump is using government service and its agencies to “improve his personal financial interests,” according to Myles Hoenig, an American political analyst and activist.

Hoenig, a former Green Party candidate for Congress, made the remarks in an interview with Press TV on Thursday while commenting on the ongoing impeachment inquiry by House Democrats against Trump.  

Democratic lawmakers at the House Intelligence Committee have accused Trump of abusing his power in office in his conduct toward Ukraine, Presstv Reported.

In a much-awaited report released on Tuesday, Democrats said Trump solicited foreign interference to boost his re-election chances, undermined national security and ordered an "unprecedented" campaign to obstruct Congress.

Trump "placed his own personal and political interests above the national interests" of the US and not only "sought to undermine the integrity" presidential election process, but also endangered US national security.

In the 300-page report, the House Democrats also leveled allegations of sweeping abuse of power by Trump and said he used US military aid and the prospect of a White House visit to pressure Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy to launch investigations into one of his political rivals in the 2020 election.

Hoenig said, “There never was any doubt when Trump became president that he would reach all levels possible for extremes. The most narcissistic, the crudest and most boorish, the least intelligent, the least informed on policy issues, the most clueless on how government works, etc. The last one leads to one that could be debated - the most corrupt. That is pretty much the conclusion of the Intelligence Committee investigation regarding Trump as president. It’s hard to find another president that has used the powers of his office for his own personal domain as much as he has.”

“Every president in recent history used their office to make their lives after serving as comfortable as one can. The Clintons have come pretty close to such corruption, especially with regards to their fake foundation, and especially how they used the catastrophe of the Haitian earthquake to rake in millions for themselves, family and friends, without offering anything substantial to those that needed it.
President Obama will be making millions in speeches to bankers, but there never was much debate as to whether or not he would do honorable work after serving like Jimmy Carter or pad his bank account working for those he worked for during his eight years. But even with this obvious corruption, no one has come as close to Trump in a near absolute approach to using government service and its agencies to improve their personal financial interests,” he stated.

“President Nixon was charged with the crimes of abuse of power but for him he did it in a sloppy way. He never went all out. Trump was and is completely contemptuous of what his role is as president and sees his position in more dictatorial ways. L’etat, c’est moi is his motto and the impeachment trial, as it’s likely to happen, will point it out in painful details, but very unlikely to move him or his supporters to see the crimes that he has committed which have been clearly outlined by the framers of the Constitution,” he said.  

“Even though only three presidents have been impeached, as we’ll count Trump in this group, it would normally be seen as a great stain on the Presidency. This entire process is certainly disturbing Trump, but it would be no surprise if he does a victory lap once acquitted by the Senate and will see himself as the king of the hill. The rest of us will be revolted, but that’s been the case for the last 3-4 years,” he concluded.

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