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Thu May 18, 2017, 04:41 PM

Dems Ask Trump's Company to Prove It's Not Just Funneling Him Money

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Thursday, May 18, 2017
by Common Dreams


'It defies common sense to believe that this type of arrangement could credibly insulate the president from unending Emoluments Clause violations'

by Nadia Prupis, staff writer


Senate Democrats said President Donald Trump's company could be "effectively a pass-through for income" that violates the Constitution's two Emoluments Clauses, and demanded that the Trump Organization hand over details about its operations since its chief took office.

In a letter (pdf) to the Trump Organization's new leadership, which includes First Sons Eric and Donald, Jr., over a dozen top Democrats raised "serious concerns" about whether Trump has broken the laws that prohibit elected officials from taking foreign funds and block the president from making additional money beyond what he is paid in office.

Trump's previous vows to put his assets in a blind trust and step away from the corporation "ring hollow" given Eric Trump's statements that he would update his father on the business "probably quarterly," the letter states. Other news reports have noted that Trump would have access to "net income or principal" from the trust at any time.

"If accurate, the president will receive regular updates on the ongoing affairs of his businesses and will be able to regularly access profits," the letter states. "It defies common sense to believe that this type of arrangement could credibly insulate the president from unending Emoluments Clause violations."

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Fri May 19, 2017, 07:47 AM

1. It's a family business

Come to think of it, the mafia is also a family business. They're running the country as thugs would.

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