Rule of Law

Court to consider constitutional checks on Trump’s corruption in historic lawsuit filed by CAC

CAC lawyers will ask a federal judge to hold President Trump accountable to the Constitution On Thursday, June 7 at 10AM.

The Foreign Emoluments Clause of the Constitution requires all federal officeholders, including the President, before accepting any benefits from foreign states, to first seek and obtain the consent of Congress. Our nation’s Founders concluded that such a requirement was the only way to prevent foreign influence on U.S. officials, and to ensure that those officials, including the President, act in the national interest, not their own financial self-interest. Because President Donald Trump has failed to seek and obtain the consent of Congress before accepting benefits from foreign states, Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) and 200 other Members of Congress are asking the United States District Court for the District of Columbia to compel the President to comply with the Constitution.

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