It is generally considered inappropriate or unethical for a president to engage in “whitewashing” or “cover-ups,” which involve hiding or obscuring the truth or facts in order to protect themselves or their administration from criticism or accountability.
A President or his staff who engages in these practices would be undermining the trust of the public, the institutions, and the rule of law. It could also be seen as corruption, abuse of power, and could damage the democratic process.
It is important for the President to have transparency, integrity and honesty in their actions and decisions for the public to hold them accountable for their actions and decisions. If a president is caught engaging in whitewashing or cover-ups, it could lead to a loss of public trust, calls for impeachment, or criminal investigations.
It’s important to note that allegations of whitewash or cover-up and actual actions of whitewashing or cover-up are different, allegations should be supported by evidence and evaluated on their own merit, rather than being assumed to be true.
Whitewashing the El Paso clean-up of immigrants and homeless prior to the arrival of high-profile visitors would involve hiding or obscuring the presence of these individuals in order to present a more favorable image to the visitors, without addressing the underlying issues or providing support for these marginalized groups.
For example, if the city of El Paso was aware of a high-profile visit and prior to this event, it took steps to clear the streets and hide the presence of immigrants and homeless individuals, this would be considered whitewashing. This could include tactics such as “sweeps” or “roundups” where individuals are detained, arrested or removed from the area, it could also involve denying them services and aid, or making it more difficult for them to access to basic needs.
This kind of behavior not only undermines the trust of the public but it’s also morally problematic as it treats people like a problem to be removed, rather than human beings with dignity and rights, who are in need of assistance and support. It could also be illegal in the United States, as it’s not allowed to discriminate based on one’s immigration status and the Homeless individuals have rights, this kind of action could be considered cruel, inhumane and degrading treatment. Whitewashing this type of problem also prevents the responsible parties from being held accountable for their actions and the harm they caused and it doesn’t address the underlying issues such as poverty, social and economic inequality, and lack of access to services and housing.
Whitewashing classified documents found 6 years after Ukraine bribes would involve hiding or obscuring the truth or facts related to the discovery of classified documents linked to bribes allegedly paid to officials in Ukraine.
In this context, whitewashing could involve downplaying the significance of the documents, hiding or destroying them to prevent them from being used as evidence, or falsely claiming that they are not relevant to the alleged bribes. It could also include misleading the public or the authorities about the nature of the documents, the circumstances of their discovery, or the people involved.
This kind of behavior is illegal, it undermines the trust of the public, the institutions and the rule of law, and would prevent the responsible parties from being held accountable for their actions and prevent the justice from being served. It could also potentially obstruct justice and lead to more corruption.
It’s important to note that allegations of whitewashing and actual actions of whitewashing are different, allegations should be supported by evidence and evaluated on their own merit, rather than being assumed to be true.