Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Emolument, Not?

Not yet ensconced in the room without corners, the Donald has probably committed a constitutional offense that in the opinion of constitutional experts constitutes an "impeachable offense".  Face it palefaces: you elected a man that comes pre-loaded with conflicts of interests because of his global business dealings.  And sure enough, he has already run afoul of the Constitution's Emoluments Clause.  US Person knows you know practically nothing about the Constitution or its contents, so pay attention: Article I, Section 9 says that payments to the President by foreign governments or dignitaries without consent of Congress are prohibited.  The reason for this provision is obvious:  the Founders did not want the nation's chief executive to be bribed by foreign powers in return for favors.

That is exactly what Trump's organization has allegedly done.  They pressured the Kuwaiti government to move its National Day celebration scheduled to take place before the election from the Four Seasons Hotel to Trump's International Hotel on Pennsylvania Avenue in February.  The Electoral College just recently voted to install Trump in power.  Before his inauguration on January 20th, Trump's actions could only be considered tortuous interference in contract relations, but after January 20th it could be a criminal collusion to influence the President.  This evaluation of the situation is shared by ethics experts on the both sides of the divide in Washington.  Trump promised the media to explain how he would handle his myriad conflicts while in office, but he postponed that December 15th press conference, indefinitely.  This is why that unpatriotic scofflaw, US Person says: the chap is a train wreck waiting to happen.