Emoluments Clause

Ethics Experts Were Right–Trump’s Corruption DID ‘Creep Like A Cancer’ (TWEET)

Ethics Experts Were Right–Trump’s Corruption DID ‘Creep Like A Cancer’ (TWEET)

Donald Trump declared that if he were elected president, he would “drain the swamp” in Washington. But it’s been amply established that he’s actually overflowing it due to his own stratospheric conflicts of interest. According to two former White House ethics lawyers, he’s overflowed it to an extent that it’s the most unethical administration in […]

BOMBSHELL: Leaked Email Proves Trump Is In Direct Violation Of The Emoluments Clause

BOMBSHELL: Leaked Email Proves Trump Is In Direct Violation Of The Emoluments Clause

Shortly after he was elected, Donald Trump promised that he was handing over control of his business interests to his two sons, Don Jr. and Eric, and that he wouldn’t be in violation of the Constitution’s Emoluments Clause or have any conflict of interest because he was stepping away from the Trump Organization while serving […]

Former DNC Chair: Trump Running A ‘Criminal Enterprise’ Out Of White House (VIDEO)

Former DNC Chair: Trump Running A ‘Criminal Enterprise’ Out Of White House (VIDEO)

Even though President Trump may insist that he isn’t involved in any of his business interests now that he’s in the White House, he’s never actually bothered to produce any proof of his promise, meaning that you can classify this as yet another of his many lies. Former DNC Chairman Howard Dean says he’s had […]

State Department May Be Using Trump Hotel To Overflow The Swamp (TWEETS)

State Department May Be Using Trump Hotel To Overflow The Swamp (TWEETS)

For some time, speculation abounded that if Donald Trump won the presidency, the luxury hotel that he opened in the Old Post Office Pavilion–mere blocks from the White House–could be a massive conflict of interest waiting to happen. Indeed, as early as two weeks after Trump’s upset win, foreign diplomats were reportedly making noises about […]

NY Judge Says He Will Decide In 30 To 60 Days About Whether To Proceed With Emoluments Clause Case Against Trump (Video)

NY Judge Says He Will Decide In 30 To 60 Days About Whether To Proceed With Emoluments Clause Case Against Trump (Video)

One thing is for sure: Donald Trump is no stranger to litigation. As either plaintiff or defendant, Trump has been embroiled in over 4,000 lawsuits, both frivolous and substantial. His presidency is no different. His first month in office alone brought dozens of suits. By August, he had been sued more than 135 times. One complaint […]

The BIG Con: Trump Billed Taxpayers For Two-Night Stay At Mar-a-Lago

The BIG Con: Trump Billed Taxpayers For Two-Night Stay At Mar-a-Lago

Despite his repeated assurances that he would not profit from being president, a new report from The Washington Post suggests those promises are, like nearly everything Donald Trump says, a lie. As recently as March of this year, during a trip Trump and his wife Melania made to the president’s exclusive Mar-a-Lago resort in Palm […]

Maryland And DC File Historical Lawsuit Against Trump Over Emoluments Clause Violations (DETAILS)

Maryland And DC File Historical Lawsuit Against Trump Over Emoluments Clause Violations (DETAILS)

One positive aspect to emerge from all the chaos of the nascent presidency of Donald Trump is the daily civics lessons. Today, we the patriotic progressive American electorate, add another word to our ever-growing common political lexicon: “emolument.” Article 1, Section 9 of the United States Constitution states: “No Title of Nobility shall be granted by the United […]

Trump’s DOJ Tries To Twist Emoluments Clause To Justify Robbing Us Blind (TWEETS)

Trump’s DOJ Tries To Twist Emoluments Clause To Justify Robbing Us Blind (TWEETS)

Lost in the furor over Donald Trump’s firing of James Comey is that Trump committed an impeachable offense the minute he took office. For those who don’t know, Trump has been under fire for continuing to allow money from his extensive deals with foreign governments and state-owned businesses to flow into the Trump Organization bank […]

Oops! New Tweet Proves Trump Is Violating The Constitution (VIDEO)

Oops! New Tweet Proves Trump Is Violating The Constitution (VIDEO)

According to the U.S. Constitution, it’s illegal for the President to make money, take gifts, or financially gain in any way from any foreign official. That’s because in Article I of the constitution there is a clause that says this: “No Title of Nobility shall be granted by the United States: And no Person holding any […]

NEW: Trump’s Latest ‘Pay To Play’ Venture Proves He Hasn’t Changed One Bit (VIDEO)

NEW: Trump’s Latest ‘Pay To Play’ Venture Proves He Hasn’t Changed One Bit (VIDEO)

The President of the United States, one Donald J. Trump, holds that office in large part because he has been a successful businessman. He is, as he loves to tell us, “very rich.” Because of all that money and business success, Trump is at nearly constant risk of finding himself embroiled in huge conflicts of interest. […]

New York’s State AG Ramps Up Investigation Of Trump Swamp (TWEET)

New York’s State AG Ramps Up Investigation Of Trump Swamp (TWEET)

Everyone knows by now that the FBI and Justice Department publicly declared for the first time that Donald Trump’s wiretapping allegations are groundless. But believe it or not, an even more ominous piece of news for Trump rolled across the wire 24 hours earlier. How do you get worse than being publicly called a liar […]

New Conflict Of Interest Question: Is Trump Selling Influence To Chinese Government? (VIDEO)

New Conflict Of Interest Question: Is Trump Selling Influence To Chinese Government? (VIDEO)

On February 21, a month after the President’s inauguration, a woman named Angela Chen bought a penthouse worth $15.8 million. The penthouse was in the Trump Park Avenue building in New York City. She bought the penthouse from a business owned by Donald Trump. H’mmm. Ms. Chen is a Chinese American business woman who runs […]

There’s A Good Reason To Impeach Trump Sooner Rather Than Later: And The GOP Know It (VIDEO)

There’s A Good Reason To Impeach Trump Sooner Rather Than Later: And The GOP Know It (VIDEO)

To impeach or not to impeach. That is the question. The question on the mind of House Speaker Paul Ryan and most Republicans that is. The impeachment process was never really supposed to be a political tool. Tied up in the Lockean philosophy to which much of early American political mechanics was based upon, once the criteria for removing an […]

Does President Trump Have A Mysterious Creditor Influencing His Decisions? (VIDEO)

Does President Trump Have A Mysterious Creditor Influencing His Decisions? (VIDEO)

President Donald Trump promised several times during the campaign to release his tax returns, but as everyone knows, he never did. But he did release a financial disclosure form as required by law for all candidates for federal office. That form revealed that Trump owes approximately $713 million to 16 different debtors. These debts, by themselves, obviously […]

Trump’s Trademark Deal Clearly Violates Constitution (VIDEO)

Trump’s Trademark Deal Clearly Violates Constitution (VIDEO)

Many of the laws in the United States are so rarely broken that it’s hard to know exactly how they can be violated. The Emoluments Clause of the Constitution is one of these laws. Nevertheless, one of President Donald Trump’s newest business moves is such a clear-cut violation of the Emoluments Clause that it’s staggering. […]

GOP Won’t Control Their Illegal President–So Here’s How We The People Can (TWEET)

GOP Won’t Control Their Illegal President–So Here’s How We The People Can (TWEET)

By now, it has been amply established that Donald Trump has no intention of severing ties with his real estate empire–and the treasure trove of payments from foreign governments. As a result, the moment he took the oath of office, he was violating the very Constitution that he was supposed to uphold. There is no […]

Trump Not Only Still Owns His Companies–He Still Controls Them

Trump Not Only Still Owns His Companies–He Still Controls Them

Literally seconds after Donald Trump took the oath as president, he was already facing a drive to pressure Congress to impeach him. Why? His stated plans to turn over control of the Trump Organization to a blind trust overseen by his sons would still leave him with controlling interest. He would therefore still get many […]

Within Minutes Of Swearing-In, People Began Asking Congress To Dump Trump

Within Minutes Of Swearing-In, People Began Asking Congress To Dump Trump

We already knew that Donald Trump had no mandate, and did not deserve a honeymoon. But it turns out that his honeymoon could literally be counted in seconds. That’s how long it took between the time Trump was sworn in as president and the time it took to formally launch the first of what will likely be […]

BREAKING: Trump Won’t Explain Plan For Business Empire Until AFTER Electoral Vote (TWEETS)

BREAKING: Trump Won’t Explain Plan For Business Empire Until AFTER Electoral Vote (TWEETS)

Oh, why are we not surprised? The Trump camp has just announced that the man headed for the White House will postpone his important scheduled press conference.  This is the press conference that was supposed to take place on December 15th. You know, the press conference about his business interests. #Trump postpones press conference where he […]

The RNC Just Flipped The Bird At Ethics Officials (VIDEO)

The RNC Just Flipped The Bird At Ethics Officials (VIDEO)

The Huffington Post reports that Republican National Committee is planning to hold their annual Christmas party at President-elect Donald Trump’s Washington hotel. The new hotel, located a few blocks from the White House, is owned by Trump. The federal government owns the building, but the Trump business organization took out a 60-year lease on the […]