The following excerpt is from an article that originally appeared on Occupy Corporatism
Jeff Sessions’ Justice Department is now claiming that thanks to George Washington, America’s first president, Donald Trump is not violating that Constitution by accepting payments from foreign governments without congressional approval.
Back in January of this year, the watchdog group Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW) filed a lawsuit asserting that Trump is in violation of the emoluments clause of the US Constitution because he has refused to divest from his business which takes payments and investments from foreign governments.
The emoluments clause in the Constitution prohibits the president from receiving “gifts” from foreign governments without the approval of the Congress.
It states: “…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 kindpost was originally published on this site