Blumenthal Urges Trump To Obtain Consent From Congress In Foreign Business Deals
Blumenthal urges Trump to obtain consent from Congress in foreign business deals
HARTFORD, Conn. (WTNH) – U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) and U.S. Representative John Conyers Jr. (D-MI) will hold a press conference Tuesday in Washington, D.C. to outline the Constitutional case for compelling President Trump to obtain the consent of Congress before accepting payments, benefits, or gifts from foreign states.
Last week, nearly 200 Members of Congress filed a complaint in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia against President Trump, whose ongoing failure to disclose his foreign business dealings allegedly violates one of the Constitution’s critical anti-corruption provisions: the Foreign Emoluments Clause.
In the week …