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Politics Democrats call Trump 'increasingly brazen' in emoluments court filing, citing Doral G7 proposal

01:05  23 october  2019
01:05  23 october  2019 Source:   cnn.com

G7 summit will be held at Trump's Doral resort in Florida, White House says

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Trump ’s Doral G - 7 Self-Deal Is Worthy of Impeachment All on Its Own. These provisions sound abstruse because nobody uses the word emolument in casual conversation. If the Doral disaster doesn’t spur House Democrats to prioritize Trump ’s graft in their impeachment inquiry, it’s hard to

Mr. Trump on Monday dismissed what he called the “phony emoluments clause” of the Constitution that prohibits a president from illegally profiting from And he continued to talk up the resort, with its “massive meeting rooms” and “best location” and said that “it would have been the greatest G - 7 ever.”

a sign on the side of a building: DORAL, FL - JUNE 01:  A sign reading Trump National Doral is seen on the grounds of the golf course owned by Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump on June 1, 2016 in Doral, Florida.  Reports indicate that a PGA Tour event that has been held at the Trump National Doral since 1961 is heading to Mexico City in 2017.  (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)© Joe Raedle/Getty Images North America/Getty Images DORAL, FL - JUNE 01: A sign reading Trump National Doral is seen on the grounds of the golf course owned by Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump on June 1, 2016 in Doral, Florida. Reports indicate that a PGA Tour event that has been held at the Trump National Doral since 1961 is heading to Mexico City in 2017. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

President Donald Trump continues to show disdain for the Constitution by his suggestion to hold the G7 summit at his Doral golf resort, lawyers for more than 200 Democrats in Congress told a federal appeals court Tuesday in an emoluments lawsuit.

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  'This is corruption, plain and simple': Democrats and media respond to G-7 being held at Trump resort Democrats and members of the media slammed President Trump after his acting chief of staff announced the G-7 summit would be held at Trump National Doral. © Provided by MediaDC: Washington Newspaper Publishing Company, Inc."Hosting a major foreign leader summit at a Trump hotel? Donald Trump continues to abuse his power to line his own pockets," former Vice President Joe Biden said Thursday. Hosting a major foreign leader summit at a Trump hotel? Donald Trump continues to abuse his power to line his own pockets. Time to put up (your tax returns) or shut up Mr. President. https://t.

File photo: Constitutional The House Judiciary Committee is considering whether to recommend Trump ’s impeachment to the full House and has cited violations of the emoluments clauses as House Democrats are also investigating possible violations from Trump ’s hotel near the White House

Trump —who was reportedly genuinely surprised that people weren't thrilled with the G 7 The Emoluments Clause, of course, is not a “phony” invention made up by the president's opponents, but While Trump has yet to have these business favors formally checked, a federal appeals court

"Increasingly brazen, President Trump just last week announced that he was awarding the next G7 summit to his resort in Doral, Florida, only to reverse course after a public outcry -- in the aftermath, disparaging 'you people with this phony Emoluments Clause,'" a court filing states.

The lawsuit is one of several aiming to access the President's financial records, as Democrats say Trump is violating the Constitution by doing business with foreign governments without first seeking congressional approval.

It is filed in the US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, one of the most powerful appellate courts in the country and often seen as the last step before the Supreme Court.

Beto O'Rourke: Congress should block Trump from hosting G-7 at his Doral resort

  Beto O'Rourke: Congress should block Trump from hosting G-7 at his Doral resort Former Texas Rep. Beto O'Rourke, one of the Democrats seeking to unseat President Trump in 2020, urged Republicans in Congress to envoke a clause of the Constitution that potentially would block President Trump from hosting the G-7 summit at a Trump resort in Doral, Fla. require(["medianetNativeAdOnArticle"], function (medianetNativeAdOnArticle) { medianetNativeAdOnArticle.

Democrats have long alleged that Trump has used the presidency to enrich his business empire, citing A lawsuit filed by congressional Democrats alleging Trump is violating the Emoluments Clause Donald Trump pulls his Doral property from consideration for G - 7 after bipartisan blowback.

Trump blasts ‘phony emoluments clause’ amidst Doral , G - 7 controversy. President Trump on Monday blasted the “phony emoluments clause” while discussing his decision not to Trump went on to defend his since-reversed call to host the G - 7 at his Doral golf club — insisting that he would not

A lower court allowed the lawsuit to go forward, but the appellate court agreed to step in and hear an early appeal before any subpoenas could go out. Arguments in the case will be heard on December 9.

The legal brief marks the first time critics of the President have made mention in court of Trump's decision -- and subsequent reversal -- to hold the next G7 summit at his resort in Florida. Acting White House chief of staff Mick Mulvaney made the original announcement of the G7 decision on Thursday; Trump reversed the decision Saturday.

"By maintaining ownership of his companies while allowing them to conduct business with foreign governments, the President is accepting payments and other financial benefits from foreign states without the consent of Congress," in violation of the foreign emoluments clause of the Constitution. Elizabeth Wydra, a lawyer for the Democrats, argued in court papers.

Democrats introduce 'THUG Act' to block funding for G-7 at Trump resort

  Democrats introduce 'THUG Act' to block funding for G-7 at Trump resort Democrats introduced legislation Friday that would block federal funding for next year's Group of Seven (G-7) summit at Trump National Doral Miami.Democratic Reps. Lois Frankel (Fla.), Bennie Thompson (Miss.) and Steve Cohen (Tenn.) introduced the Trump's Heist Undermines the G-7 (THUG) Act after acting White House chief of staff Mick Mulvaney told reporters Thursday that the Trump resort near Miami will host the annual summit of world leaders June 10-12. A companion bill is being introduced in the Senate by Democratic Sens. Richard Blumenthal (Conn.) and Sheldon Whitehouse (R.I.)."Mr. Trump is unashamed of his corruption," Frankel said in a statement.

President Donald Trump on Monday claimed he's receiving unfair scrutiny because of the "phony emoluments clause," as he defended his prior decision to host next year's G - 7 summit at his Doral resort in Miami. Trump over the weekend reversed himself and canceled plans to hold the meeting of

On Friday, Congressional Democrats introduced new legislation called " Trump 's Heist Undermines the G - 7 (THUG) Act," which would have cut off all federal funding for Trump National Doral is vital to his organisation's finances and was once one of his biggest money-makers, but it has lately been in steep

Wydra said that the results are "predictable" and that "foreign officials flock to the President's hotels and resorts, paying up to hundreds of thousands of dollars for celebrations and blocks of rooms." Wydra, the president of the Constitutional Accountability Center, seeks to issue 37 subpoenas directed at various entities seeking information concerning the President's financial interests.

US Justice Department lawyers argue that the lower court was wrong to allow the lawsuit to proceed. In court briefs they said that the legislators don't have the legal right or "standing" to sue because such a lawsuit must be brought by the entire Congress, "not an amalgam of individual legislators or even a single chamber of a bicameral body."

They also argue that the Constitution's emoluments clause refers only to "compensation accepted from a foreign government for services rendered" and not a broader interpretation that covers "any profit or gain."

On Monday Trump had continued to defend his initial decision to hold the G7 at one of his properties while several emoluments-related lawsuits are pending.

"I was willing to do this for free," he said, adding, "it would've been the greatest G7 ever." He said that his family runs his business now. "I actually put all the stuff in trusts." He dismissed the criticism calling it "this phony emoluments clause."

Similar lawsuits are pending in other courts and the issue is likely to land before the Supreme Court.

White House defends Trump's Florida resort as 'significantly cheaper' option for G7 site

  White House defends Trump's Florida resort as 'significantly cheaper' option for G7 site The White House is defending its decision to host next year's G7 at Trump's own Florida resort against mounting criticism, saying the Doral site is "significantly cheaper" than other options.The White House is defending its decision to host next year's G7 at Trump's own Florida resort against mounting criticism, saying the Doral site is "significantly cheaper" than other options.

And sure enough, a reporter did ask if Trump personally intervened to get Doral on the short list of G - 7 venues. That’s the kind of answer that could convince skeptics Trump is violating “ emoluments ” provisions in the Constitution that bar presidents from accepting payments from foreign governments

Democrats blasted the choice of Doral , saying Trump would be profiting from the summit, despite claims by Mulvaney that goods and services would But Trump 's concerns about reaction to the Doral pick had grown by Saturday afternoon when "he put a call into Camp David [the presidential getaway

'You people with this phony Emoluments Clause': Cabinet meeting devolves into 71 minutes of Trump grievances .
President Trump, trying to dig out from two new political holes of his own making on top of the expanding House impeachment inquiry, held forth for 71 minutes Monday during what was ostensibly a Cabinet meeting but ended up being a familiar torrent of grievance, defensiveness and bold statements about his expansive view of his own powers. President Trump, trying to dig out from two new political holes of his own making on top of the expanding House impeachment inquiry, held forth for 71 minutes Monday during what was ostensibly a Cabinet meeting but ended up being a familiar torrent of grievance, defensiveness and bold statements about his expansive view of his own powers.

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