Emoluments and let’s find out how much stock President Trump hold sin Pharma Companies.
President Trump cuts a deal for US$100 billions in advanced tech fighter jets for the Saudis. Then the Saudis gave Ivanka Trump US$100 millions for her pet projects. Sounds like the method used to get building permits in some southern corrupt city. Give a nice present to the County Supervisors’ brother-in-law’s construction company and voila! The permits are approved.
All Americans: Eric Schneiderman, NY Attorney General, is accepting calls to investigate Trump’s violations of the emoluments clause and is EAGERLY tallying up public support. He doesn’t care whether it comes from residents of New York. Staffer recommended we call AND email. (212) 416-6218. Email address is email@example.com and message need only read: “Please investigate President Trump’s possible violations of the Emoluments Clause.”
Now, how can you really say the Big Donald is a criminal? Put aside obstruction of justice for a moment.
Emoluments. Just in case you may have forgotten, here’s a definition, “Emolument, noun (plural usually emoluments) formal: A salary, fee, or profit from employment or office… ”
The founders considered the emoluments so important they used it three times in US Constitution. These excerpts are from the original text with the occasional quaint spelling of 1787. The first applies to the members of Congress. They can’t moonlight holding two paying jobs at one time with the government. The second applies to any official of the United States of America who cannot accept gifts from foreign officials or states. The third is specifically for the President.
The US Constitution.
Article I, Section 6, Paragraph 2.
“No Senator or Representative shall, during the Time for which he was elected, be appointed to any civil Office under the Authority of the United States, which shall have been created, or the Emoluments whereof shall have been encreased during such time; and no Person holding any Office under the United States, shall be a Member of either House during his Continuance in Office.”
Article I, Section 9, Paragraph 8.
“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.”
Article II, Section 1, Paragraph 7.
“The President shall, at stated Times, receive for his Services, a Compensation, which shall neither be increased nor diminished during the Period for which he shall have been elected, and he shall not receive within that Period any other Emolument from the United States, or any of them.”
No official is allowed to have gotten money (emoluments) from anyone but the federal government while they serve. But wait, do we not have the very creative work on Super PACs and those united citizens of our SCOTUS plus other carious political bags of money benefitting most members of our Congress and our Executive Branch? Yes we do. So why do we allow this money and favors to corrupt our government? Maybe it’s because it is so easy to conceal the money in the Caymans or in some hidden bank who knows where.
The big and little media do not seem to care. The media has become the people who voted for the Big Donald. Uncaring and unknown.
1 Vice President Mike Pence (R)
2 Speaker of the House of Representatives Paul Ryan (R)
3 President pro tempore of the Senate Orrin Hatch (R)
4 Secretary of State Rex Tillerson (R)
5 Secretary of the Treasury Steven Mnuchin (R)
6 Secretary of Defense James Mattis (I)
7 Attorney General Jeff Sessions (R)
8 Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke (R)
9 Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue (R)
10 Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross (R)
11 Secretary of Labor Alexander Acosta (R)
12 Secretary of Health&Human Services Tom Price (R)
13 Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Ben Carson (R)
– Secretary of Transportation Elaine Chao (R)[a] note: not born in America
14 Secretary of Energy Rick Perry (R)
15 Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos (R)
16 Secretary of Veterans Affairs David Shulkin (I)
17 Secretary of Homeland Security John F. Kelly (I)
If Representative Tulsi Gabbard was the Democratic Nominee for President in 2020, would she have attack adds run against her on the specific fact that she is a Hindu?.