Two left-wing attorneys general in Maryland and D.C. are using their office, some would say misusing their office, to sue President Trump. They claim he’s violating the Constitution. Maryland and D.C. AGs were also part of the witch hunt against so-called climate deniers. It’s also tied to David Brock and even George Soros.
This lawsuit, brought by D.C. Attorney General Karl Racine and Maryland Attorney General Brian Frosh, both Democrats, was filed Monday morning in U.S. District Court in Greenbelt, Maryland.
Their legal argument is based on the emoluments clause argument. Foreign governments are barred from paying U.S. officials under the emoluments clause. We’ve heard about this clause “violation” repeatedly, beginning with Socialist Elizabeth Warren. Some might say they’re trying to set Trump up for impeachment.
Karl Racine, D.C.’s attorney general, said at a press conference early Monday that Trump is “flagrantly violating the Constitution” and that “never in the history of this country have we had a president with these kinds of extensive business entanglements.”
“We know foreign governments are spending [at the Trump International Hotel] to curry favor with the President of the United States,” Racine said. “The Saudis are already spending hundreds of thousands of dollars at the Trump hotel.”
It’s not surprising to discover that a Brock group is behind it. Brock is a George Soros operative
According to CREW, the lawsuit filed by D.C. and Maryland mimics that of a lawsuit filed earlier this year by Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW). CREW is a very left legal advocacy group once led by Media Matters for America founder David Brock. Recently led!
Noah Bookbinder, CREW’s executive director, appears on the lawsuit filed by the Democratic attorneys general. Stuart McPhail, CREW’s litigation counsel, is also listed on the lawsuit. The attorneys general are hoping the lawsuit will lead to the release of Trump’s tax returns.
George Soros and David Brock are tied to the lawsuit as they promised
At conference last year held by David Brock, he issued a long memo detailing their attack-Trump plans which included an assault on news they decide is “fake news” and pursuit of lawsuits. Free Beacon attended that conference.
CREW, which has been funded by George Soros and other liberals, wrote they will “relentlessly probe” the Republican administration under Donald Trump.
“CREW will relentlessly probe [Trump’s] global conflicts of interest and administration ethics problems through aggressive use of research, open records requests, legal action, and [Freedom of Information Act] litigation,” the private documents state.
Left-wing CREW “will bring about legal accountability for executive branch ethical and legal violations through complaints and litigation.”
CREW’s leftist ties
Brock only left CREW in December but the organization is following the plan from what we see.
CREW’s Deputy Director and Communications Director Naomi Seligman Steiner was formerly the Communications Director of Media Matters for America, Brock’s organization funded in part by Soros.
Special Projects Associate for CREW Lida Masoudpour was once a staffer at Media Matters and served as an intern in the office of Senator Hillary Clinton.
CREW Senior Counsel Tim Mooney previously served as Senior Counsel at Alliance for Justice (AFJ). That’s a Soros outfit.
Counsel for CREW Dan Roth was formerly the Dorot Judicial Selection Fellow at AFJ.
CREW Research Associate Robin Powers is a former Program Associate of AFJ who interned with Vital Voices Global Partnership and the American Civil Liberties Union of Illinois.
CREW Counsel Kimberly Perkins once worked as the Assistant General Counsel for the National Office of the NAACP. That’s where she led the “Voting Rights & Redistricting Project” and “Election Protection” efforts.
Executive Assistant of the organization Melissa Cuerdon, who previously worked in the pharmaceutical industry, served internships at the Sierra Club and the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now (ACORN).
You decide if all this is a smoking gun.
White House press secretary Sean Spicer said they will seek to have the lawsuit dismissed. However, the new suit has been assigned to Judge Peter Messitte, an appointee of President Bill Clinton.
In January, the president announced that the Trump Organization would donate money earned at its hotels from foreign governments to the U.S. Treasury. It doesn’t start until 2018 however.
Lindsay Jancek of the Republican National Committee called the lawsuit “absurd.”
“The actions of the attorneys general represent the kind of partisan grandstanding voters across the country have come to despise,” Jancek said in a statement. She called for Democrats to let the President lead and stop trying to de-legitimize him.
The left is hoping to get Trump’s tax returns through this suit though it’s not likely they would be legally released to the public. The left is obsessed and clings to this small hope that the returns will indict the President on something.
— Dan Bongino (@dbongino) June 12, 2017