Would Congress impeach Trump over the emoluments clause if The Don doesn't divest?
It is true that the conflict of interest laws that apply to others in government don’t apply to the president. But the Constitution’s two emoluments clauses apply directly to him and him alone and the lesser known but equally applicable domestic emoluments clause of Article II of the constitution.
Although for charity, $60,000 to have a cup of coffee with Ivanka Trump seems a lot like "pay to play" that the Clinton Charity was accused of. Can leaders with divided interests be counted on to faithfully serve those who elected them?
How did President Obama accumulate millions in the last 8 years?
And where does the Clinton Foundation and the Sec of State fit in with conflict of interest?
Or several hundred thousand dollars to hear Hillary or Bill Clinton speak and amass over a 100 million dollars from speaking engagements?
You have to be kidding with this ?
The real abuse of conflicts of interest is in the congress, which are being fed with money from 3rd party interests, instead of following the will of the people that elected them.
This is a drive by comment, don't reply for me, Argentina
I think the desperation by those in the GOP to remain in power is so great that they will overlook anything that Trump does. No sane leadership would put Trump into a leadership position, never mind the leader of the deadliest financial empire that has ever existed.
The Dems won't do anything either because they're stuck in an emotional conflict of wanting to respect the rights of others to be who they want to be and do what they want to do, even when those actions destroy others.
If as George did, not have those who look out after our family whilst we serve our master the nation that live under God then we fail the concept that family and God take precedence over nation. We who neglect our own interests and yet perform as though that is not a decree, then we fail. We stand earnest to protect our nation but we must believe that our nation is comprised as how we guide our home and hearth.
I am poor but begrudge no man who has done better, It is my duty to keep him inm position to harm my enemies and my nations threat.
I will accept an opposing view. I will accept those opposed to me and my thought but I will not cotton a fearful man in my country.
No! my country deserves a man who battles and not another son of a bitch who worries. Not one who depends on donations of lobbyists. Let him make his money. And do not let him make it like the Clintons.
I think Congress will only take action against Trump on those grounds if his conflicts become so blatant, and so egregious, that the public demands his impeachment.
The Republicans will only throw Donald under the bus if the overwhelming majority of the country is with them.
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