Rachael Revesz of The Independent discussed the campaign to impeach Donald Trump and the business interests which place President Trump in violation of the US Constitution’s Foreign Emoluments Clause.
“Ethics experts, including former ethics counsels to President Barack Obama and President George W Bush, warned that Mr Trump should divest from his commercial holdings and put the assets in a blind trust to ensure he would avoid conflict of interest. Mr Trump is doing neither.
Experts have even warned that Mr Trump would be in breach of the US Constitution’s Foreign Emoluments Clause, which prevents Presidents from accepting gifts from foreign leaders, as soon as he steps into office. One way in which he was accused of violating this clause was through his hotel business, where foreign leaders could stay and pay expensive prices in the hope it would benefit their relationship with Mr Trump.
“If we were wait for all the ill effects that could come from this, too much damage to our democracy would occur,” Ron Fein, legal director at Free Speech for People, told The Washington Post.”