Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Trump's Foreign Deals Risk Constitution Clash

As president, Donald Trump could profit substantially from foreign officials seeking to influence the new leader of the free world, a development that would violate the U.S. Constitution.
From Trump Tower in the Philippines to India and Saudi Arabia, foreign leaders would have an obvious lever to attempt to curry favor with the nation’s 45th president by pushing business to his children or other corporate officials, according to bipartisan ethics lawyers and constitutional scholars.
“There’s enormous potential for foreign influence over national policy, which is something we’ve always guarded against” over the nation’s 240-year history, said Jay Wexler, a law professor at Boston University who published a book on lesser-known constitutional provisions.
Trump plans a Dec. 15 news conference with his children to announce what steps he will take to avoid conflicts of interest. The New York Times reported that the real estate billionaire may transfer operational control of his corporate empire to his two adult sons rather than relinquishing ownership to an independent trustee, as ethics experts are encouraging him to do.
Two initial conflicts could land Trump in immediate violation of the "Emoluments Clause," ...
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Anonymous said...

Good grief. Every fear about Trump is coming true. He's going to cause massive problems everywhere, and apparently, we are all going to allow it.

He needs to be impeached already.


Anonymous said...

Remember the old days when Republicans cared about things like, oh say, Putin murders? Remember when they worried that McCain or Romney were not good enough?

Oh man, would I like to go back to those days!

Trump is a dangerous man, and he will do great damage. It's too late to stop it.

Republicans have proven that they are a bunch of dishonest hypocrites who care nothing for The Constitution, conservative ideas, values, or even the barest minimal standard.

Very disheartening.

Trump is the bull in the china closet, destroying and corrupting everything in his path. The entire world will pay the price.

Are you Trumpkins still living in your la la land? Or did you wake up to reality yet?


RomneyMan said...

Everyone likes Trump

BOSMAN said...