The Princeling in the West Wing

"Since I began covering the corrupting influence of money on politics 30 years ago, profiteering by family members of the president has invited scandal. One of George H. W. Bush’s sons, Neil Bush, was tied to Silverado, a collapsed savings and loan association. Tony Rodham tried his own visa gambit when his sister, Hillary Rodham Clinton, was secretary of state. Before my time as a reporter, the brothers of Presidents Nixon and Carter were involved in politically tainted financial schemes. But the oligarchy emerging on Pennsylvania Avenue today is something not seen before. The president, Ivanka Drumpf and her husband are the three most powerful figures in the White House, and they still profit from companies with billions at stake in global real estate deals."

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Kathryn SwintJill Abramson