Prospective New DNC Chair Wants Trump Impeached, Says He’s Guilty


The question of impeachment came up very quickly in the Wednesday evening CNN debate for DNC Chairperson.

Congressman Keith Ellison said, “Trump has done a number of things which legitimately raise the question of impeachment.”

Tried and convicted by Keith Ellison.

He claimed – erroneously – that Trump is in violation of the emoluments clause and said this is about protecting “the integrity of the presidency.”

Jehmu Greene also weighed in and said that Democrats must be the last line of defense against Trump if he commits any impeachable offenses.

The left thinks foreign dignitaries staying at a Trump hotel is a violation of the Emoluments Clause.

The Emoluments Clause can be found in Article I, Section 9 of the Constitution:

“No Title of Nobility shall be granted by the United States: And no Person holding any Office of Profit or Trust under them, shall, without the Consent of the Congress, accept of any present, Emolument, Office, or Title, of any kind whatever, from any King, Prince, or foreign State.”

In other words, someone holding a government position cannot take an emolument, meaning payment or salary, from a foreign government. A clear example of an emolument would be if a government employee made a decision favorable to a foreign country and, in exchange, a representative of that country’s government gave the American employee a check.

In a Jan. 10 white paper Morgan Lewis & Bockius partner Sheri Dillon wrote that this clause doesn’t ban, say, a foreign government paying a fair rate to stay in a hotel owned by a government worker.

The authors of the Morgan, Lewis & Bockius white paper wrote that the Constitution’s authors understood the term “emoluments” to mean “a payment or other benefit received as a consequence of discharging the duties of an office.” So paying a hotel to offer standard hotel services is not an emolument because the service provided is not associated with the office of a president.

In any case, any profits go to the U.S. Treasury. Trump is covered on this.




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