Ohio Democrats Join Lawsuit To Challenge Trump’s Foreign Business Ties
Ohio Democrats join lawsuit to challenge Trump’s foreign business ties
WASHINGTON – Do President Donald Trump’s foreign business ties conflict with provisions in the U.S. Constitution meant to protect the country from improper foreign influences?
Yes, says every Ohio Democrat in the U.S. House of Representatives. All four signed onto a lawsuit filed last week that claims Trump’s business ties violate a provision of the U.S. Constitution that bans U.S. presidents from receiving benefits from foreign governments without Congress’ consent.
The “emoluments” clause of the Constitution provides that “no Person holding any Office of Profit or Trust under [the United States], shall, without the Consent of …