It seems like the very favorite pass time of liberals around the country is to think of new ways to harras and impede the President and his progress in office. The made up scandals, shooting down the reputation of his cabinet members, taking cheap shots at his family and tying him up in legal troubles never seem to end with these people.
It should have been enough that he won the election and he’s trying to right the ship that Obama left him with, but apparently, those who didn’t vote for him are holding a pretty big grudge. The President has enough problems to deal with on a day to day basis with this whole, running the free world thing, and now they’re just bogging him down with their petty grievances.
The President’s now been further inhibited by what the Democrats are laying on him. His office is once again going to be tied up with petty litigation now that the Democrats think they’ve got something that they can pin on him. This pathetic attempt to neutralize a President that they don’t like is pathetic, but it seems that they’re determined to persist.
Via The Hill:
“Democratic members of Congress on Wednesday sued President Trump in federal court, claiming he had violated the emoluments clause of the Constitution by accepting foreign funds through the Trump Organization without Congressional approval.
The Washington Post broke the news early Wednesday morning, reporting that 196 lawmakers had joined the complaint, more than any lawmakers ever to sign on to sue a president.
Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) led the filing in federal district court and said Tuesday that while no Republicans had joined the lawsuit, they were welcome to do so.
Rep. John Conyers Jr. (D-Mich.) led the legal effort in the House.
‘Trump has conflicts of interest in at least 25 countries, and it appears he’s using his presidency to maximize his profits,’ Conyers told Reuters Wednesday.
The Post obtained an advanced copy of the complaint, which argues that the “foreign emoluments clause” in the Constitution requires the president to get the “consent of Congress” before accepting gifts. The suit also alleges that the Trump empire gives foreign governments an incentive to give Trump businesses special treatment.
The 37-page filing comes a day after the attorneys general of Maryland and Washington, D.C., said they will seek Trump’s tax returns in a lawsuit over foreign payments to his D.C.-based hotel.
Maryland Attorney General Brian Frosh said he and his D.C. counterpart, Karl Racine, will seek Trump’s personal financial information — including his tax returns — in a lawsuit alleging the president has committed “unprecedented constitutional violations.”
Frosh and Racine filed a lawsuit against Trump on Monday, claiming his ownership of the Trump International Hotel in D.C. violates two Constitutional clauses barring elected officials from receiving personal gifts and payments.”
So it looks like our commander in chief gets to spend his valuable time stomping out the little fires that the dems start instead of actually working on making America great again. That’s just what everybody wants to do, spend their days working on strategy with their lawyers instead of actually doing their jobs.
The gleeful originator of this story was The Washington Post. They brought this news with all sorts of speculation as to what they might find when they start digging into the President’s business dealings. For a bunch of people who didn’t think we needed to even see a birth certificate for our last President, they sure do think that this one needs to cough up a whole lot of papers to prove all sorts of things not required to make a person eligible to be President.
I’ve included a few pieces of the Post’s article. I’ve selected some of the more factually based pieces to try and make reading a little bit more tolerable (you might still have to turn down your BS meter though because mine went a little crazy reading this).
Via The Washington Post:
“Attorneys general for the District of Columbia and the state of Maryland sued President Trump on Monday, alleging that he has violated anti-corruption clauses in the Constitution by accepting millions in payments and benefits from foreign governments since moving into the White House.
The lawsuit, the first of its kind brought by government entities, centers on the fact that Trump chose to retain ownership of his company when he became president. Trump said in January that he was shifting his business assets into a trust managed by his sons to eliminate potential conflicts of interests.
The lawsuit, a signed copy of which Racine and Frosh provided to The Washington Post on Sunday night, alleges ‘unprecedented constitutional violations’ by Trump. The suit says Trump’s continued ownership of a global business empire has rendered the president “deeply enmeshed with a legion of foreign and domestic government actors” and has undermined the integrity of the U.S. political system.
‘Fundamental to a President’s fidelity to [faithfully execute his oath of office] is the Constitution’s demand that the President … disentangle his private finances from those of domestic and foreign powers. Never before has a President acted with such disregard for this constitutional prescription.’
The constitutional question D.C. and Maryland will put before a federal judge is whether Trump’s business holdings amount to violations of parts of the Constitution known as the foreign and domestic emoluments clauses.
To guard against foreign countries gaining sway over the new republic’s ambassadors in the late 1700s, drafters of the Constitution prohibited any ‘Person holding any Office of Profit or Trust’ from accepting ‘any present, Emolument, Office or Title, of any kind whatever, from any King, Prince, or foreign State.’
The lawsuit, filed in U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland, is the latest and most significant legal challenge to Trump over the issue of emoluments. The first was filed in January by Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington, a D.C.-based watchdog group. In March, a D.C. restaurant sued Trump, alleging the new Trump International Hotel in D.C. benefits from unfair advantages because of its close association with the president. And last week, a group of Democratic members of Congress said they plan to file suit soon. Each, however, has faced legal hurdles over standing to sue the president.”
Yeah that all seems like it’s on the up and up. No chance that this is being brought by a posse of jealous politicians who’ve been working their whole lives in D.C. and haven’t accomplished as much as President Trump has in just his few months in office. Perhaps the DNC should take stock if they’re in politics because they want to do something for the country or just because the only thing they’re good at is manipulating others into paying for their extravagant lifestyles. We finally have a president that’s a doer instead of just a talker and they need to back up off of him and let him do his job before America gets royally fed up with their overly transparent jealousy and kicks them to the curb.
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