Salon: Donald Trump's Presidency Has Hit Remarkable New Heights of Corruption — and Most of it is Legal


If there has been one overarching theme of the Trump presidency, it has been that of corruption. After less than a year-and-a-half in office, Donald Trump’s White House is on pace to becoming the most corrupt and scandal-ridden administration since at least Richard Nixon’s — and perhaps in the entire history of the country. 


 “It may be tawdry but it's not illegal,” Meredith McGehee, executive director of Issue One, told NPR last week. “It's pretty much the way Washington works.” If Cohen doesn't meet the requirements to register as a lobbyist, McGehee continued, “then he is simply engaging in the selling of access to the administration, and that is not against the law.


In a recent interview with Time, Larry Noble, senior director and general counsel of the Campaign Legal Center, described the Cohen affair as “a reflection of Trump and the people he has around him, and their view of ethical issues – that they just don’t consider them.”

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