File this one under “grasping for straws” and “yet another stupid move, liberals”. A Liberal Watchdog Group, Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (I wonder if they call themselves THE CREW, lol) has filed lawsuit under an insanely obscure clause in the constitution called the Emoluments clause. This basically states that Trump-owned businesses cannot accept payments from foreign governments.
What is the Emoluments Clause?
It is 49 words in Article I of the Constitution.
“No Title of Nobility shall be granted by the United States: And no Person holding any Office of Profit or Trust under them, shall, without the Consent of the Congress, accept of any present, Emolument, Office, or Title, of any kind whatever, from any King, Prince, or foreign State.”
In this instance, the words that matter most are the ones we have placed in italics.
As Written By John Bowden for The Hill:
Dozens of Democrats in the House and Senate are planning to file a lawsuit against President Trump charging that his vast business empire has created conflicts of interest that violate the emoluments clause of the Constitution, Politico reported Wednesday.
“We’ll be suing to stop his violations of the emoluments clause,” Rep. Jerry Nadler (D-N.Y.) told the outlet.
Democrats won’t file their lawsuit until next week at the earliest, Politico said, but dozens of members from both the House and Senate have already agreed to sign on.
Nadler, a member of the House Judiciary Committee, said 78 House Democrats and 25 Senate Democrats have already signed-on to the suit.
“I’m proud of my Judiciary members for bringing it up,” Rep. Luis Gutierrez(D-Ill.), another House Judiciary Committee member, told Politico. “It’s about time.”
“Senator Blumenthal is……..
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