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Nearly 200 Democrats sue Trump for violating emoluments clause of Constitution


Nearly 200 Democrats sue Trump for violating
emoluments clause of Constitution Nearly 200 Congressional Democrats filed a
lawsuit against President Donald Trump on Wednesday claiming that �by retaining interests
in a global business empire he has violated constitutional restrictions on taking gifts
and benefits from foreign leaders.� The Washington Post reported that Sen. Richard
Blumenthal, D-Conn., said on Tuesday that the lawsuit includes more plaintiffs than
any lawsuit ever filed against a president � 196. The legal complaint states that under the
Constitution�s �foreign emoluments clause� the president must first seek �the consent
of Congress� before accepting gifts from foreign governments, according to the Post
who viewed an advanced copy. On Monday it was also reported that the attorneys
general of Maryland and Washington D.C. are also suing Trump over alleged violations of
the emoluments clause. �The Framers of our Constitution gave members
of Congress the responsibility to protect our democracy from foreign corruption by determining
which benefits the president can and cannot receive from a foreign state,� Erwin Chemerinsky,
the incoming dean of the law school at the University of California at Berkeley, told
the Post. �When the president refuses to reveal which
benefits he is receiving � much less obtain congressional consent before accepting them
� he robs these members of their ability to perform their constitutional role,� Chemerinsky
added. Congressional lawmakers . . . have a duty
to preserve the constitutional order in the only way they can: by asking the courts to
make the President obey the law.� While no Republicans have signed on up to
this point, they have been invited to do so, Sen. Blumenthal told the Post. The White House has not issued a statement
on the lawsuit as of yet, but press secretary Sean Spicer said that it�s �not hard to
conclude that partisan politics may be one of the motivations,� regarding the attorneys
general lawsuit, according to the Post. Former ethics czar Norm Eisen told Salon recently
that Eric and Don Trump Jr.�s new hotel expenditure should �alarm� every American. Eisen believes that there are major constitutional
concerns with the president failing to remove himself from his real estate empire. On the same day the lawsuit was filed by Congressional
Democrats, China approved nine Trump trademarks, despite previously denying them. After dining with the Chinese President Xi
Jinping erlier this year, Ivanka Trump also earned three new trademarks for the family
business.

15 Comments

  1. Joseph Anderson-McAulay
    Joseph Anderson-McAulay June 15, 2017

    nobody cares….let's find out how many laws those demo have violated themselves…resurrect Larry Flynt!!

  2. cindy jones
    cindy jones June 15, 2017

    Notice it's always demonrats accusing but then they are always the guilty ones doing what they make accusations up of against our president. They sure didn't try to stop Obama nor the Clintons the many times they should have when they broke the law. We have someone that actually hasn't broken the law and so they make crap up because they are butthurt, sick, demonic , evil trash. They can't stand the thought of Trump exposing their evil deeds and MAGA

  3. Carol Jamieson
    Carol Jamieson June 15, 2017

    This is OUT OF CONTROL. THEY BLAME HIM FOR EVERYTHING THEY ARE DOING THEMSELVES.

  4. iron mike
    iron mike June 15, 2017

    Dems are hopeless!

  5. A. Boisjoli
    A. Boisjoli June 15, 2017

    what a complete crock of shit. the Constitution he's referring to is the constitution of a foreign entity. Washington DC is not part of the United States. it is a foreign sovereign state as evidenced in the act of 1871. so the only cost to SHINee might have allegedly breached is the Constitution for a separate sovereign state government

  6. eveline iosefa
    eveline iosefa June 15, 2017

    Ahh. Those Dems. They are looking for ways to have money. Cause they cannot do anymore what Obama allowed under his administration anymore. Hillary made a comment on it. They are broke! shame on them. Instead of being leaders they are being. well! LOOSERS!

  7. Joe Couchmam
    Joe Couchmam June 15, 2017

    SOUNDS MORE LIKE OBAMA AND HILLARY.

  8. Rex Anderson
    Rex Anderson June 15, 2017

    Man oh man are these Democrats fucked. Whew !

  9. Test Test
    Test Test June 15, 2017

    This is all to slow down the Lynch investigation. All these dems need to be charged with obstruction of justice and harassment of the president. GET RID OF ALL THE STUPID DEMS, THEY ARE BREAKING THIS COUNTRY APART!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  10. Test Test
    Test Test June 15, 2017

    THIS IS THE STUPIDEST CRAP I HAVE HEARD OF YET. THEY WANT TO TAKE AWAY EVERYONE'S ATTENTION FROM THE LEAKER COMEY WHO USED HIS POSITION TO CAUSE CORRUPTION IN OUR COUNTRY, LORETTA LYNCH AND CLINTON'S MILLIONS OF SCANDALS. THIS HAS TO STOP OR THERE WILL BE A WAR AMONG THE PEOPLE BECAUSE THE DEMS DO NOT CARE ABOUT ANYONE BUT THEMSELVES. ANYONE THAT THINKS DIFFERENT NEEDS THEIR HEAD CHECKED!!!!

  11. John Bisset
    John Bisset June 15, 2017

    this is what no guts republicans should have done to hillary and the obama – who ever he is

  12. Michelle Johnson
    Michelle Johnson June 15, 2017

    he best countersue

  13. Dorothy O'Brien
    Dorothy O'Brien June 15, 2017

    Obama broke 78 laws as President & no one gave a damm & time is being wasted on something so trivial – why don't you spend more time on unifying the people of this great country by supporting the great man that is now in the white house – you democrats call youself the DNC for the people – all you seem to do is use & abuse the great people of this country for your own personal gain – GROW UP ALREADY !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  14. Mary Akin
    Mary Akin June 15, 2017

    The Democratic Party wants Hillary and Obama to run the Country . Obama did not get all the Muslim Refugees into the United States that he had planned on before he had to leave also he didn't get to empty GITMO like he had wanted . Hillary would have done all this for Obama plus continued supporting ISIS and the terrorist . Now Iran has to support the terrorist with the money that Obama gave them with help of the CIA before he left office . This is why Obama is still in town . He thinks the system will kick President Trump out of the White House and he and Hillary can still take over . They are running the Shadow Government now .
    It is too bad that the Democratic Party doesn't think we are stronger when we stand together. They are so full of hate they are ready kill every REPUBLICAN ON SIGHT ! They are ready for Civil War !
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  15. Mark Harris
    Mark Harris June 15, 2017

    Demacraps wasting our tax dollars again. The court costs, Trumps Federal lawyers time and money it takes to research the allegations plus unforeseen costs even I don't know about. Trump needs to declare martial law and start locking up all of these billionaires and demacrooks as treasonists individuals that keep blocking his and our agendas. They had their eight years of prosperity now it's our time to get back our freedoms and sneaked in laws against the American people under Benedict Obama and Hitlery Clinton and the rest of the demacrooks. GOD BLESS AMERICA AND LONG LIVE THE REPUBLIC.

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