Results 1 to 2 of 2

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

  1. #1
    Senior Member Judy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2005
    Posts
    55,883

    Justice Department: Trump Can Take Payments From Foreign Governments

    Justice Department: Trump Can Take Payments From Foreign Governments

    Aric Jenkins
    Jun 10, 2017

    The Department of Justice is trying to persuade a federal judge to throw out a lawsuit claiming that President Donald Trump is violating the Constitution by accepting payments from foreign governments without congressional approval.

    A Friday filing in U.S. District Court in Manhattan represents the first legitimate response from the Trump Administration to a number of suits that insist that the President has significant conflicts of interest within his real estate empire since taking office.

    "Historical evidence confirms that the Emoluments Clauses were not designed to reach commercial transactions that a President (or other federal official) may engage in as an ordinary citizen through his business enterprises," the Justice Department argued in a motion to dismiss a case first brought by watchdog group Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington in January, three days after Trump's inauguration. "At the time of the Nationís founding, government officials were not given generous compensations, and many federal officials were employed with the understanding that they would continue to have income from private pursuits."

    The federal government's argument cites American history throughout its brief numerous times, noting that President George Washington sold crops to England, Portugal and Jamaica.

    "Neither the text nor the history of the clauses shows that they were intended to reach benefits arising from a Presidentís private business pursuits having nothing to do with his office or personal service to a foreign power," the filing reads. "Were plaintiffs' interpretation correct, Presidents from the very beginning of the Republic, including George Washington, would have received prohibited 'emoluments.'"

    In order to eliminate conflicts of interest, Trump announced he would hand over operation of his businesses to his sons, Eric and Donald Jr., and Chief Financial Officer Allen Weisselberg. The Trump Organization also pledged not to make any business deals outside of the U.S. while Trump was still President. But a number of critics like CREW say that Trump's lines continue to blur between President and business mogul.

    "Itís clear from the governmentís response that they donít believe anyone can go to court to stop the President from systematically violating the constitution," CREW said in a statement. "We heartily disagree and look forward to our day in court."

    http://time.com/4813739/justice-depa...n-governments/
    A Nation Without Borders Is Not A Nation - Ronald Reagan
    Save America, Deport Congress! - Judy

    Support our FIGHT AGAINST illegal immigration & Amnesty by joining our E-mail Alerts at https://eepurl.com/cktGTn

  2. #2
    Senior Member Judy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2005
    Posts
    55,883
    The Justice Department is absolutely right about this and I hope if necessary, they push it all the way to the US Supreme Court. Our government was supposed to be a government of citizens elected by citizens who come from a wide variety of backgrounds especially successful business enterprises, because they know the essentials and benefits of budgeting, business, economics, taxation, employment, labor, benefits, construction, infrastructure, regulation, markets, GDP and so much more.
    A Nation Without Borders Is Not A Nation - Ronald Reagan
    Save America, Deport Congress! - Judy

    Support our FIGHT AGAINST illegal immigration & Amnesty by joining our E-mail Alerts at https://eepurl.com/cktGTn

Similar Threads

  1. Justice Department will ask Supreme Court to review courtís ruling on Trump travel ba
    By Jean in forum illegal immigration News Stories & Reports
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 05-25-2017, 10:34 PM
  2. Replies: 1
    Last Post: 03-06-2017, 01:46 AM
  3. FBI Asked Justice Department to Reject Trump Claim: Report
    By GeorgiaPeach in forum General Discussion
    Replies: 7
    Last Post: 03-05-2017, 10:17 PM
  4. Justice Department will not defend Trump immigration order
    By JohnDoe2 in forum illegal immigration News Stories & Reports
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 01-31-2017, 02:27 PM
  5. U.S. Department of Justice Bureau of Justice Statistics ILLE
    By jp_48504 in forum illegal immigration News Stories & Reports
    Replies: 7
    Last Post: 08-18-2005, 11:10 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •