Most recent news on the Grifter In Chief

From the NYTimes: "A lawsuit filed by Melania Trump depicts her heightened profile as a “unique, once-in-a-lifetime opportunity” to make millions of dollars in business, once again raising questions about the relationship between President Trump’s official role and his family’s business interests.”

She’s alleging in this law suit that, as a result of being First Lady, she can clean up and and the amount she can clean up by is reduced by the defamation of a tabloid.

Second, from his “official” Twitter account (@potus), DJT slams Nordstrom for dropping his daughter’s shoe line(!?):

Bipartisan Group of Orgs and Individuals ... Calls on Trump to Divest

"In a letter sent today to President-elect Trump, a bipartisan group of organizations and individuals with expertise in governance issues called on Trump to divest his business enterprises or face serious conflicts of interest and Emoluments Clause problems as president.”

"The 29 signers to the letter included Republicans and Democrats, liberal and conservative groups."

Boeing pledges $1 million for Donald Trump's inaugural events

After Trump lies about the new, still-under-development, Air Force One:

It’s still being designed, so it could be more or less, but the current estimate is less by a quarter.

(h/t PixelEnvy)

ExxonMobile Oil Russia Deal On Hold Due to Sanctions

In an article from April, 2016:

Glenn Waller, the head of ExxonMobil operations in Russia, said on Tuesday that the company will return to its joint oil project with Rosneft in the Russian Arctic once sanctions against Moscow are lifted.
In an article from today:
U.S. President-elect Donald Trump is expected to name the chief executive of Exxon Mobil Corp (XOM.N) as the country's top diplomat, NBC News reported Saturday.
From McClatchy:
Putin’s association with Tillerson goes back to the 1990s, when Tillerson ran Exxon’s Russian operations. In 2013 the Russian president awarded Tillerson the Order of Friendship, one of Russia’s highest honors for foreigners.