Do you see a connection in special interest groups who favor specific political parties to do their bidding for their cause. They want to protect investments so return they give charitable donations and political contributions. Donald Trump said the Russians wanted to invest in his hotel chain that’s why they had the secret meetings with Russian officials and Jared Kushner. Government is well aware of these dealings and clearly don’t care. Its pay to play politics it plays an important role in trying to influence political candidates to target outcomes.
The influence of powerful of interest groups in our political system are not officially a part of government and they aren’t political parties. They don’t care whether political candidates are elected or not as long as there agenda is pushed so they can continue to make money and have an advantage.
Donald Trump as the president of the United States has welcome corporate interest in his response to Russia‘s interference in the election has been luke warm. Reason being Russia was a group of financial backers to Trumps election process. Investing in his chain hotels; China‘s investment is no secret that the bulk of Ivanka Trump's merchandise comes from China. Chinese companies make her handbags, shoes, and clothes.
Secretary of Education: Betsy DeVos “
Donald Trump's nominee for Secretary of Education, billionaire Betsy DeVos, has no education degree or teaching experience, has never attended a public school or sent her children to one, and supports the funding of for-profit Christian schools over public ones; she got the job because she donated $9.5 million to Trump's campaign.” More interestingly her cousin is Erik Prince and he’s tied to the black water scandal. “After the US invaded Iraq in 2003, Blackwater became a go-to company for private soldiers to bolster American forces on the ground. These mercenaries, contracted by the US government, were implicated in the fatal shootings of dozens of Iraqi civilians.”
Secretary of state Rex Tillerson
Starting out as civil engineer, “Tillerson started working for Exxon in 1975. In 1995 he became president of Exxon Yemen Inc. He rose to become chairman and chief executive officer of ExxonMobil, until 2017, when he left to join the Trump Administration.” As chairman and CEO, he accumulated more than 2.6 million shares of company stock and hefty pay packages. It doesn’t hurt that Donald Trump’s cabinet is the wealthiest in modern history and worth 4.5 billion.
Head of EPA: Scott Pruitt
He is spending taxpayer’s money on 24 hr security when nobody really knows him. He is unfit and abusing his power using security for non-official business and family vacations to Disneyland. He’s just having a good time basically allowing companies to pollute the airways.
White House Senior Advisor: Jared Kushner
The Kushner family is reported to be worth at least 1.8 billion. They are Investors in real estate, health insurance and instagram among many other things. Jared is example of mixing business with politics including the recent statement by the president of Planned Parenthood who claims Ivanka trump and Jared Kushner bribed her. His father was also jailed for pay to play politics contributing illegal campaign contributions and witness tampering.
Treasury Secretary: Steven Mnuchin,
Steve Mnuchin stays in the headlines especially when he is spending $811,000 of taxpayers’ dollars flying around in private jets. Steve Mnuchin has taken 7 personal trips including his honeymoon with new wife. He did not receive permission for this but this is an example of the luxurious life Donald Trump’s cabinet is living. It doesn’t hurt that his net worth is $300,000 million dollars and he was an investment banker before joining this cabinet.
Deputy Treasury Secretary: James Donovan
Jim Donovan was President Donald Trump’s nominee to serve as deputy treasury secretary. He’s a Goldman Sachs executive, nominated in March to serve as Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin. He decided not to take the job due to family concerns. Which I know is an excuse I don’t think it was a matter of whether he liked Donald trump because it’s all about money at the end of the day. He was expected to play a key role in tax reform. He also a “Goldman partner and managing director close to Mitt Romney and served as one of the 2012 GOP nominee’s top fundraisers. He was also a top fundraiser and economic adviser for Jeb Bush in the 2016 campaign. He joined Goldman in 1993 and covered major clients in both investment banking and investment management.” It’s no wonder why he was appointed to join the cabinet but also why he didn’t take the position. As Donald Trump stated he “knows the guys at Goldman Sach’s and they have control over ted Cruz and Hilary Clinton. This explains why he wanted him to join his team. It’s impossible for Donald Trump to drain the swamp when he and his cabinet is a part of it. Dirty politicians with pay to play antics have long been involved and wouldn’t change if he worked for Donald trump. He more than likely didn’t take the position due to illegal campaign contributions and since Trump was already under investigation for Russia connections I believe Donovan didn’t want to be under scrutiny. Goldman Sachs is the fifth-largest bank in the US by total assets ($916 B)
White House Chief Strategist: Stephen Bannon
“Stephen Kevin Bannon is an American media executive, political figure, former investment banker, and the former executive chairman of Breitbart News.” Bannon has connections with billionaire conservative father daughter Robert and Rebekah Mercer, who are major investors in Breitbart News and top Trump donors. Trumps cabinets are mostly all bankers political investor’s and the head of media, radio or editorials.
Director of the White House National Economic Council: Gary Cohn
“Gary David Cohn is an American investment banker who served as the 11th Director of the National Economic Council and is chief economic advisor to President Donald Trump.”
White House senior counselor for Economic Initiatives: Dina Powell
She’s just another “Goldman Sachs executive who served in the George W. Bush administration, to a senior White House role, making Powell the latest alum of the prestigious bank to join Trump's team.”
Yes this has played a significant role in key positions in trumps administration most of the appointee’s n work for Goldman Sachs and are investment bankers. Most of his cabinet are unfit for their positions due to lack of experience or are uneducated. They are all very rich millionaires. “In almost every enterprise, the plutocracy has enjoyed opportunities for private gain at public expense.” Parenti, Michael 2011
“The Koch’s are longtime libertarians who believe in drastically lower personal and corporate taxes, minimal social services for the needy, and much less oversight of industry—especially environmental regulation. These views dovetail with the brothers’ corporate interests. In a study released this spring, the University of Massachusetts at Amherst’s Political Economy Research Institute named Koch Industries one of the top ten air polluters in the United States. And Greenpeace issued a report identifying the company as a “kingpin of climate science denial.” The report showed that, from 2005 to 2008, the Koch’s vastly outdid ExxonMobil in giving money to organizations fighting legislation related to climate change, underwriting a huge network of foundations, think tanks, and political front groups. Indeed, the brothers have funded opposition campaigns against so many Obama Administration policies—from health-care reform to the economic-stimulus program—that, in political circles, their ideological network is known as the Kochtopus.”