US President Donald Trump (ugh, even typing that is like chugging someone else’s vomit) is currently in violation of the Constitution’s foreign emoluments clause, which prohibits him from receiving anything of value from foreign governments without Congressional approval. Since he still owns the Trump International Hotel, and has pressured foreign dignitaries to stay there and host events there, he’s violating the Constitution.
Well, someone’s doing something about it. CREW—Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington—are filing a lawsuit against Trump in the Southern District of New York.
Noah Bookbinder, Executive Director of CREW, says, “We did not want to get to this point. It was our hope that President Trump would take the necessary steps to avoid violating the Constitution before he took office. He did not. His constitutional violations are immediate and serious, so we were forced to take legal action.”
CREW’s legal team includes top constitutional scholars, ethics experts, and litigators who between them have argued 45 cases before the Supreme Court. They include Norman Eisen and Richard Painter (chair and vice-chair of CREW’s board), the top ethics lawyers for the last two presidents, Constitutional law scholars Erwin Chemerinsky, Zephyr Teachout, and Laurence H. Tribe, and Deepak Gupta of Gupta Wessler PLLC.
For more information, visit CREW’s site.
Share this in the hope that they win, and the disgusting Trump is driven from office—preferably straight to prison!