Judge dismisses lawsuit against Trump over Emoluments Clause

 

All of the media blather mouths who spent the past year screaming that President Trump is in violation of the Constitution were silenced by a Federal judge yesterday.

A Federal judge (appointed by Bill Clinton) dismissed a lawsuit that had argued that President Trump is in violation of the Emoluments Clause of Constitution because businesses that he owns occasionally receive payments in exchange for services, from foreign governments.

via The Hill:

Judge George Daniels dismissed the case on “lack of standing,” agreeing with Trump’s lawyers’ argument that the claims do not fall within the interests of the Emoluments Clause […]

Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW) filed a lawsuit earlier this year claiming that because Trump has not fully divested from his businesses, he is receiving “cash and favors from foreign governments, through guests and events at his hotels, leases in his buildings, and valuable real estate deals abroad.”

As a result, the group argued, Trump was in violation of the Emoluments Clause, which prevents elected officials from receiving gifts or benefits from foreign governments without Congress’s approval. (The Hill)

 

* Trump International image courtesy Ted Eytan
* Donald Trump image courtesy Gage Skidmore

 

 



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