Courts Are Taking On Trump’s Emoluments Clause Violations This Week
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Courts Are Taking On Trump’s Emoluments Clause Violations This Week

This week, two separate courts, one in Washington
DC and one in Virginia are going to be taking up cases brought by Donald Trump’s lawyers,
appealed from lower courts about Donald Trump’s violations of the Constitution’s emoluments
clause. Now, both of these lawsuits are saying that
the president has been violating the emoluments clause of the constitution by still taking
in the profits from his businesses, both here in the United States and the ones abroad,
and they say that because you have foreign nationals who come and stay at his hotels
over here and because you have US officials who stay in his properties overseas, specifically
the one over in Scotland, then yeah, that constitutes a very real violation of the emoluments
clause. Now, Donald Trump’s attorneys have appealed
these cases after the lower courts said they could in fact go through or proceed because
according to Trump’s attorneys, there can’t be a violation of the emoluments clause if
Donald Trump’s job as the president isn’t why these people are booking the hotel rooms,
and that is about as flimsy of a legal argument as you could possibly come up with because
that is the entire case. Us officials here from the United States traveling
overseas wouldn’t be staying at Donald Trump’s properties if Donald Trump wasn’t the president
of the United States. Their argument from the justice department,
by the way, handling this personal affair for Donald Trump. They’re saying that no, these US officials
would be staying at Turnberry regardless. They’d be staying at other Trump properties
in other countries regardless of who was president of the United States. And that’s a flat out lie and that’s going
to be very easy for these groups who filed the suits to prove because it didn’t ever
happen in the past until Donald Trump became the president of the United States. It’s that simple and the judges are going
to see it as that simple as well. You know, for a guy who claims he always hires
the best and brightest. Donald Trump really is the worst person in
the country at hiring lawyers, and the scary part is these aren’t just lawyers he picked
up off the street. These are lawyers from the justice department
itself, so here’s what’s at stake. Obviously Donald Trump’s flimsy legal argument
is not going to stand up in court. We know there is evidence to support the fact
that there are foreign nationals who book huge blocks of rooms in Donald Trump’s hotels
and then they don’t show up. They pay for the rooms to Curry favor with
the president and then they don’t actually use them. It’s their way of funneling money back into
Donald Trump’s pockets. The RNC is doing this by booking their events
at Donald Trump’s clubs. Other conservative groups are doing the same
thing. They’re not booking rooms and not showing
up, but they’re hosting events at these clubs to put a lot of money in Donald Trump’s pockets
so that they can gain favor with the president. That’s the scam. That’s how it works. They know exactly what they’re doing and why
they’re doing it. If he wasn’t president, they wouldn’t be doing
it cause they didn’t do it in the past. That’s fairly obvious. So assuming these cases go the way that they
should, legally speaking, what’s going to happen? Well, what could happen is that the courts
could force Donald Trump to divest from his businesses completely, which would basically
mean Donald Trump would no longer have any financial stake, any financial interest in
anything that bears his name. He loses every single bit of it. So if that were the case, does he stay president? Does he stay in office or does he say to hell
with this? I quit. I’m not going to give up a multibillion dollar
industry allegedly, just to be president for another few months or maybe even four more
years. What do I do after that? I don’t think Donald Trump would stay in office
if the option was be president and lose your businesses or keep your businesses, but don’t
be president. He’s going to go with money every time. That’s why he wanted to become president because
he thought he could profit off of it, and if suddenly he finds out he can’t make a dime
off being president of the United States, I think the chances of him saying, well then
I’m not going to be president of the United States anymore. I think those chances rise up much higher
than they are today.


  • Adam Henrick

    USA. If you do not get rid of him the world will never forget or forgive. He will bring you all down . The man is a liar, thief and has committed treason.

  • JD just a Dog

    America ! Stop talking and do something ! Forget the foreplay get a rope and a big tree with a branch that can hold 300 lbs of worthless orange crap .🐖💩👎

  • QNFirefly

    If trump was normal that would make sense stop predent keep his businesses. But then he is going to have to think like a human being for like the first time in his entire life. He thinks he is going to be present for life he thinks he is so smart that he will couture to profit off the presidency no movement from his businesses he will bullshit lie to get his way and then no change will be made. He has done it since he started this nightmare and got away with it. Thin of a dig who poops if he is not pushed for it he will keep on doing it. Although is his broke brain he might think he can go back to his businesses after being president. Or maybe his grooming Ivanka who he thinks will go after him. And he won't need his businesses he will just take Ivanka's money or even he will think I'm smart like the smartest person in the world I can just make my money back once I leave his shinny desk.


    Trumps presidency is the equivalent of pulling some random guy off the street and making him president. Money or not, he has no idea what the hell he's doing.

  • Diane Wellons

    Why are we (the American people) Paying the DOJ to represent Trump in his personal cases. He works for us the same way the DOJ does. He needs to pay his personal lawyers. We shouldn't be footing the bill for his messes.

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  • James Mcn

    Faron this guy owns the courts. He has packed the courts full. He will win solely because he owns the courts. America is gone. Republicans have disregarded their oath and have sold america to the devil. Watch and see. I hope you are right, I hate that piece of shit up i don't see it happening. He will pull it to the Supreme Court where as he sees it people owe him.

  • gilbert ortiz

    " Preserve, Protect and Defend ", THE CONSTITUTION OF THE UNITED STATES, from all enemies, foreign and domestic, So help us God !!! The Ultimate Sacrifice of our Heroes & Patriots & Our Grieving Military Families will Always be in our Hearts & Prayers and they gave their blood and lives so that this nation shall not perish from the earth !! Our immediate and most dangerous situation is that Trump continues as President and Chief of our Armed Services of the most powerful nation on earth. It has been investigated and verified by all of our Intelligence Agencies & NATO Allies, that Russia' (Putin) did attack and is influencing & undermining the election process in the United States !! The United States Adversaries are attentively evaluating and will continue to focus on Suckaberg's $$$$$$$ Russian weaponized media, to elect and legislate in our Country !!! This is an ACT OF WAR !!!. The Congress must divert urgent attention and funds to defend and respond to these threats. Stop wasting Billions on Nuclear weapons and War Games!!! The World has enough NUKES to turn Mother Earth into a RADIOACTIVE WASTELAND !! Not even a dictator wants to turn into a heap of fuming ashes !! The Majority of the American people do not have the time between holding 2 jobs , child care , caring for our elderly to investigate the Conspiracy and Obstruction .!!!!. Elected Officials abusing our own Constitution and Justice System to protect Traitors !!!! Pray that God gives our Generals and Others around the President, the moral strength as Patriots to Guard and Protect our Country !!!! God Bless America, Mother Earth, our sick, our elderly, ,our families with children thrown to the streets by the greed of our Banks & Wall Street, the working poor, our citizen immigrants, our Unions, our Heroes and Patriots. Putin & his Billionaire Russian Oligarchs , Billionaire Pedofile International Club have been and are currently laundering money in the United States.. Deutch Bank (( Russian $$$ )) has financed Trump & Co. throughout the last 30 Years !!! American Banks will not loan Trump & Co. $$$ due to his Multiple Bankruptcies including Casinos !!! Of his own making, President Trump's greediness has left him with only 2 choices; chemical poisoning of his family by Putin or Prison by the U. S. Congress !! The GOP & NRA received millions for the Trump Campaign disbursement from Russian Oligarchs. The NRA has 10 Million members, Trump has 30 Million followers, and the rest of the 230 million American citizens must VOTE these Traitors and Co-Conspirators out of Office and into Prison.!!. !! The 1% Billionaires received 2 TRILLION in tax cuts, while 18 years later the 911 first responders are dying while waiting for GOP to fund their healthcare !!!. These Casino Prostitutes in Congress and the House are bought and paid for by parasite lobbyist yelling from atop their Billion $$$$ Corporate Socialist Platforms against Democratic Socialism for our children, our elderly the sick and our poor. Our Constitution and Federal Anti Trust Act, Money Laundering and the Rico Act will take care the Trump Mob & Associates & Suckaberg's $$$$$ Russian weaponized media !!!!!. Bless our Country , our Heroes and Patriots. May all the Traitors , Co-Conspirators & useful IDIOTS be charged and given a one way ticket to Russia and in memory of sweet children, innocent victims of gun violence in America be given an NRA AK-47 when they step off the plane !!!!!!!!!!!! REGISTER TO VOTE NOW, CALL YOUR SENATOR TODAY, IT'S OUR CONSTITUTIONAL LIBERTIES AT STAKE .!!!! WE ARE AT WAR WITH PUTIN and the actions of our GOP is proof !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Ole Koustrup Hansen

    Lawyers from the DOJ handling private lawsuits? isn't that a kind of abusing power or untimely exploitation of your position?

  • Phillip Eldridge-Smith

    Come on, Farron – one step further.

    He’ll tell everyone he is staying in and giving up his businesses, and then 2022 will be spent on a second impeachment etc drama show when it is discovered that Trump is still running his businesses.

  • Robin Lillian

    If Trump resigns, that could be the fast track to a jail sentence, and he knows it. Manafort, Cohen, Rick Gates, Michael Flynn etc. etc. have already been convicted. Igor Fruman is already singing like a bird, and Rudy Giuliani could be next.

  • Michael Nally

    Question even if trump does lose this case. What’s to stop him from getting this to a higher court or flat out ignoring the courts orders to divest?

  • Elizabeth Brigante

    The Court has refused to take up the unconstitutional Kentucky law which infringes upon the rights of women to abortions. But it's a woman's law, and we know how important woman are.
    And we have Kentucky's senator to thank for stacking the Court.

  • Patrick Swezey

    Of course hes stealing millions. Trump cares about Trump thats it plan and slimple. Republicans have no shame. They know hes a criminal. They dont care…they just keep saying the same crap. And people believe. Trump is telling the truth. Hes a good guy….nope he cares about money
    His buddy putin. Messed with the election. There is no deep state. There is a criminal in the white house. What domt people see. Once a crook always a crook

  • senta ukrai

    Fining his orange butt 125% of all profits earned from his business(es) since becoming president sounds nice. Unlikely, but nice to think about.

  • Emery Paine

    Or he could be forced to lose his businesses, then get impeached & maybe imprisoned. That would be a real riches-to-rags story, or maybe like Icarus?

  • Keeva2006

    You forget one key detail: Once he leaves office, people will be going after him. The State of New York, for instance. tRump will want to stay in power for as long as possible, if just to stave off New York investigators, and an eventual prison sentence. He genuinely believes he's above the law, so he'll want to thumb his nose at investigators, and anyone else hoping to see him in leg irons.

  • The Sterna-Man

    This is going to be a very interesting case to follow. If the courts rule against Trump that would force him to choose between his businesses or his presidency which will be extremely interesting. If they rule in his favor that's going to set a dangerous precedent going forward with future presidents of both political parties.

  • Neil Forbes

    A major problem arises here. Donald Dump gets convicted of violating the Emoluments Clause of the Constitution, and is thus removed from office by successful impeachment process. The next President…..Will he "pardon" Donald Dump? If so it will be Nixon all over again. A corrupt President gets off with little more than a "slap on the wrist" and has gotten away with his crime…..AGAIN! Gerald Ford set an EXTREMELY bad precedent in pardoning Richard Nixon because after this, any President from 1974 onward, could commit any crime he liked while holding office and expect a pardon(getting off with the "slap on the wrist"). Nixon should've been sentenced to LIFE in Prison WITHOUT any possibility of parole for his crimes of the Watergate break-in and all that entailed. But in pardoning Nixon, Ford had "opened Pandora's Box" and left the way open for Donald Dump 45 years later, also to commit crimes of whatever nature, and then to be pardoned by an incoming replacement President…..And America STILL sees itself as World Leader…..?

  • Freddy C

    Trump is a lair and a racist and a bigot and a womanizer who bullies others to get his way, he has to because he only has a TWO INCH DICK.
    His supporters follow him blindly regardless of his actions or words.

  • Dumb Dumb

    he will charge the judge with something and claim it invalidates the courts, the left have infiltrated everywhere and martial law is thus necessary. The take Greenland to build a new golf course.

  • Beverly Vinson

    All i care about is getting our money ..americans tax money back . Make him PAYus back . Make GOP pay us back . All of them stay at trumps hotels .
    Then when we get our money/taxes back …..ARREST, INDICT, IMPRISON ….OR FINED HEAVILY .

  • Sabine 40231

    Do you really think Trump wouldn't keep filling his pockets if he got rid of his businesses? One way or other, the money would always end up with his corrupt family.

  • Stimpson J. Kat

    no one should be president just to make money, or because they want a power trip either, or they crave the attention that Trump needs to make himself feel better about himself

  • Rick B

    Trump has screwed more people out of money for many many years. Contractors and workers have tried taking him to court and guess who has more money and wins? Now it’s on a much bigger scale and he’s screwing the American taxpayer and he has the entire GOP in his corner. America has to stop this dictator while they still have a chance to save democracy.

  • Mark Stein

    Not to say that the president gets a lifetime salary of $400,000 a year. But to Trump that is nowhere near a profit margin.

  • casper daghost

    Or the 3rd option. He doesn't win next year and delays the court until he is out of office. I mean how r those tax forms coming along? Not a trump supporter just a realist and this isn't going to do anything.

    Republicans have used that type of tactic for a min. What do they keep saying during the impeachment hearings? That it's going to fast. It's day 76 now. Clinton's impeachment only lasted 73 days. Just to give perspective, which they will ignore, of how fast it is going. Delay delay delay. People who r guilty always take forever to get to a resolution. By that time people lose interest or give up. Js


    The Republican's anti education agenda has dumb down a good percentage of the American population. When they claim that simple words like "shall" and "emoluments" means something else, they are banking on their ignorant supporters to back them up.

  • Just For Fun

    If there EVER WAS a "quid pro quo", it would be trump's violations of the emoluments clause. And trump's been running this scam for 3 years.

  • Matt Alibozek

    Honestly Trump should have NEVER been allowed to become President while keeping all his businesses point blank… It's CORRUPT and unethical not that Trump cares about ethics.. Only his supporters think it's okay… Trump is blatantly doing what he and supporters claim the Clintons did… Personally profiting off of the Presidency…

  • Rae Marie

    The Justice department has no business defending Trump for these lawsuits. That's our money & I object again to him using my money to defend the indefensible.

  • Michael Adams

    So, the bricks are falling into place – The definition of a

    Dictator is; a person who obtains control by force; (Russia

    helped Trump win the election). A person who behaves in an

    autocratic way; he obstructs justice, ignores subpoenas ,

    refuses to be interviewed, calls news reporters the enemy of

    the people, and that what these reporters say, is fake news!

    A ruler with no checks and balances – Trump had no check or

    balance, when the Republicans held the Congress and the White

    House. He appointed people to his cabinets that were clearly

    lobbyists for the industries they were meant to regulate. This

    unstable president has no military experience -he was given 5

    deferments for the Vietnam War – he's a coward – and wants to

    spend millions to massage his ego! He has no genuine respect

    for veterans. He insults minors as well as the disabled, then

    complains when his child is mentioned during his impeachment

    proceedings. A known purveyor of sexual assault of many women,

    and an associate of a known pedophile and sex trafficker

    Jeffery Epstein, Trump publicly bragged about being sexually

    attracted to his own daughter! He is a hypocrite, racist, and

    misogynist with demented delusions of grandeur. Trump said he

    would rule for years beyond a second term, if he could! He even

    called himself "the chosen one". He wants to be like the leader

    of North Korea~ If this doesn't disgust every American, you

    truly are delusional and should take a hard look at yourselves

    – it's a bizarre display of willful ignorance, and we the

    American people should not allow this to happen~ BERNIE 2020

  • Ron B

    Yawn. Trump is above the law because the republican senate will not hold him accountable for ANYTHING! He could indeed shoot a random person on Fifth Avenue with impunity.

  • James Dean

    The appropriate response would be (if guilty) to confiscate the lot, polish those gold letters nice and bright, and sell the lot at current market value. Trump can keep the the debts, they’re not a violation.

  • Chris Ricketts

    I don't believe any court will seize his businesses. Were that to happen th Senate would pass a law allowing him to keep them so fast their ties will fly off.

  • 15guinea

    he’s been doing this for 3 years. This is against the law so What happens to that money he made?
    Why are government lawyers defending this maggot?

  • joey hesse

    Trump supporters are the dumbest people on earth at this point. His excuses get more and more shitty, but they keep eating it up.

  • Howard Kerr

    And yet Chump thinks he needs to root out corruption in Ukraine and Puerto Rico? Hey Chump, CORRUPTION BEGINS AT YOUR HOME…START THERE PLEASE.

  • Adetunde Babs’s

    His lawyer are dumb, but then again look at who their employer is. Donald Trump is a joke around the world, why is the moron still president.

  • Hopsta

    Jimmy Carter had to sell his peanut farm and tRump, the serial sex offender, is making millions of dollars, the GOP hypocrisy is absolutely astounding.

  • Scentimental Journey

    Trump will just put everything in his kids names, and officials and foreign nationals will still funnel money into his hotels. The only thing that might work is if he is not allowed to sign his properties over to family members. Even then, you know that the moment he leaves office he will regain control of everything again, and he will sue the nation over his apparent lost income.

  • Jck Dnls

    So they go to his kids names but he businesses continue to make money and after he's done with being president the money is waiting for him. . Either way he wins…

  • 1Juemadre

    This conman president hasn’t paid for his inauguration or his pep rallies while he lines his pockets. He hasn’t run out of government positions or park land he can sell. Just think how much money the republicans could reap if they sold all the government positions tRump refuses to fill.

  • tracieMac

    if he had to truly dump his businesses, he quits, however that is never going to happen. He'd scam a way by putting the companies under one of his aliases or give it to hannity so he can get them back etc. He's a con man through and through and would find a con that let him stay in office and keep the businesses too.

  • Meagan Rice

    My guess is he sells it to his son for a dollar, and at the end of his term and or sentence, whoever owns the company sells it back to him for that same dollar.

  • William Mosso

    He's got his own private pay to play scheme going on x3+ years and the constipated courts are still pondering if it abridges the emoluments clause? It's scary.
    Make a list of his numerous crimes, publish it, and when he leaves office in 2020–bang–! Throw him to the ground, chain him up and rip that fucking orange wig off his block head with all due respect my fellow pathetic merkins.

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  • Mark Elliot

    Anybody else would of had this shit bag in jail 2 years ago.
    America is just a big laugh.
    High ground, fuck off. Get back to the swamp with that giant toad, trump.

  • Dennis Young

    The reason they stay in his smelly properties is to curry favor with Drumpf.

    Drumpf responds favorably to being sucked up to – and ultimately, to buy his favors.

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