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    https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/polit...cid=spartandhp

    'President
    Donald Trump
    ’s apparent push to host next year’s G7 summit at his Doral property in Miami, Florida, immediately prompted cries that doing so would violate the
    foreign emoluments clause
    of the Constitution.
    '

    'The clause prohibits American office-holders, including the president, from personally profiting from foreign governments and has been a topic of discussion since Trump took office, given his myriad business interests.'

    'Here is the latest in two ongoing lawsuits targeting the president over possible violations of the Constitution:'

    'A case brought in 2018 by more than 200 Congressional Democrats is marching forward. In court filings, the lawmakers argued that "Trump, has a financial interest in vast business holdings around the world that engage in dealings with foreign governments and receive benefits from those governments. By virtue of that financial interest, [Trump] has accepted, or necessarily will accept, “Emolument[s]” from “foreign State[s]” while holding the office of President of the United States."'

    'And that because he didn't seek Congressional approval, "it is impossible to know whether Defendant has also accepted, or plans to accept other foreign emoluments that have not been made public," the complaint said.'

    'The Democrats argue that under the emoluments clause, Congress must consent to all foreign payments -- or emoluments -- his businesses earn. The lawmakers are suing for standing to sign off on any foreign business conducted by any of President Trump’s entities.'


  • #2
    Originally posted by Massena View Post
    https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/polit...cid=spartandhp

    'President
    Donald Trump
    ’s apparent push to host next year’s G7 summit at his Doral property in Miami, Florida, immediately prompted cries that doing so would violate the
    foreign emoluments clause
    of the Constitution.
    '

    'The clause prohibits American office-holders, including the president, from personally profiting from foreign governments and has been a topic of discussion since Trump took office, given his myriad business interests.'

    'Here is the latest in two ongoing lawsuits targeting the president over possible violations of the Constitution:'

    'A case brought in 2018 by more than 200 Congressional Democrats is marching forward. In court filings, the lawmakers argued that "Trump, has a financial interest in vast business holdings around the world that engage in dealings with foreign governments and receive benefits from those governments. By virtue of that financial interest, [Trump] has accepted, or necessarily will accept, “Emolument[s]” from “foreign State[s]” while holding the office of President of the United States."'

    'And that because he didn't seek Congressional approval, "it is impossible to know whether Defendant has also accepted, or plans to accept other foreign emoluments that have not been made public," the complaint said.'

    'The Democrats argue that under the emoluments clause, Congress must consent to all foreign payments -- or emoluments -- his businesses earn. The lawmakers are suing for standing to sign off on any foreign business conducted by any of President Trump’s entities.'
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    • #3
      Democrats throwing stones in a glass house.....wonder emoluments clause wasn't used on the past Sec State.......

      Now it appears the dems want to charge him for a future crime........

      The third link in the OP; 'everything you need to know about'........coming from the MSM it should say: only the things we want you to know about so we can make up you mind for you........
      "I don't discuss sitting presidents," Mattis tells NPR in an interview. "I believe that you owe a period of quiet."

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      • #4
        More shady ethics, this time by the Attorney General. Even the appearance of impropriety can be damning:

        https://www.cnn.com/2019/08/27/polit...rty/index.html

        'Attorney General William Barr is planning a holiday bash at his boss' hotel in downtown Washington.'

        'The party at the Trump International Hotel, Washington, DC, could wind up costing more than $30,000, according to The Washington Post, which first reported on the party and its details. A Justice Department official told CNN that the party is not an official Justice Department event and will be paid out of Barr's pocket.'

        'Still, it is raising concerns from ethics experts and comes as the Justice Department defends President Donald Trump's businesses in court over claims that they're benefiting unlawfully from his position.'

        '"On the letter of the law, this isn't a violation, however it doesn't look good. That's not nothing when we're talking about the chief law enforcement officer of the country and his private activity," said Liz Hempowicz, the director of public policy at the Project on Government Oversight, a watchdog group.'
        '"It contributes to this idea that you have to be putting money into an entity that will benefit the President -- if not today, then down the road -- personally to stay in his good graces," Hempowicz said.'

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        • #5
          MSM reporting on future crimes again. This is the current events section, not the future events section.

          Originally posted by Massena View Post
          On the letter of the law, this isn't a violation,
          The above quote from the article pretty much sums it up.

          If the MSM actually did some thinking, they would not report on 'future crimes'.

          The only thing it does is give the Administration a heads up on what not to do or have firewalls in place.

          If they hadn't reported the 'future crime' there would be a good chance that the administration would screw it up and accidentally commit the crime.
          "I don't discuss sitting presidents," Mattis tells NPR in an interview. "I believe that you owe a period of quiet."

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          • #6
            Well, the Russia collusion ploy didn't work, so the TDS crowd is turning to the next item on the list...

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Massena View Post
              More shady ethics, this time by the Attorney General. Even the appearance of impropriety can be damning:

              https://www.cnn.com/2019/08/27/polit...rty/index.html

              'Attorney General William Barr is planning a holiday bash at his boss' hotel in downtown Washington.'

              'The party at the Trump International Hotel, Washington, DC, could wind up costing more than $30,000, according to The Washington Post, which first reported on the party and its details. A Justice Department official told CNN that the party is not an official Justice Department event and will be paid out of Barr's pocket.'

              'Still, it is raising concerns from ethics experts and comes as the Justice Department defends President Donald Trump's businesses in court over claims that they're benefiting unlawfully from his position.'

              '"On the letter of the law, this isn't a violation, however it doesn't look good. That's not nothing when we're talking about the chief law enforcement officer of the country and his private activity," said Liz Hempowicz, the director of public policy at the Project on Government Oversight, a watchdog group.'
              '"It contributes to this idea that you have to be putting money into an entity that will benefit the President -- if not today, then down the road -- personally to stay in his good graces," Hempowicz said.'


              Wow, Barr is spending his own money to benefit the employees of the DOJ and that paragon of honesty CNN presents this as unethical?
              CNN reports it “doesn’t look good”?
              No. it looks extremely generous.
              Barr can spend his money anywhere he wants in any way he wants and is giving government employees $30,000 and CNN pretends this is bad?

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              • #8
                "On the letter of the law, this isn't a violation"

                The only words that matter. Tempest in a teapot. Next!
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