Business Conflicts / Emoluments Clause

Trump Violated the Constitution on Day 1

Norman Eisen explains how Trump is violating the emoluments clause of the Constitution.

For more information read: Laurel Raymond Trump has violated his oath to the Constitution: His first act as President, Think Progress.

See also: Judd Legum, Under political pressure, Kuwait cancels major event at Four Seasons, switches to Trump’s D.C. hotel. After Election Day, everything changed, Think Progress.

Ian Millhiser, Trump poised to violate Constitution his first day in office, George W. Bush’s ethics lawyer says The Constitution doesn’t allow presidents to seek gifts from foreign agents, Think Progress.

RICHARD W. PAINTER, LAURENCE H. TRIBE, NORMAN L. EISEN, AND JOSHUA MATZ, Emoluments: Trump’s Coming Ethics Trouble. The president-elect’s lawyers have explained why they don’t think he’ll violate the Constitution’s foreign emoluments clause—but their arguments fall apart under closer scrutiny, The Atlantic.

Jason Linkens, Why Trump’s Contempt For The Emoluments Clause Matters. Foreign governments could still line his pockets in lots of ways, Huffington Post

Eric Lipton and Susanne Craig.  At Trump Hotel in Washington, Champagne Toasts in an Ethical ‘Minefield’, New York Times.

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