President Donald Trump has been in charge of the Oval Office for less than a month, and people around the world are already calling for him to be accused. An appeal calling for Trump's impeachment has over 600,000 signs. Many famous politicians have also joined this forum.
On Monday, Democratic Rep. Maxine Waters of California mentioned the issue of impeachment on three separate incidents: once at a press conference, then in a conversation with Teen Vogue and finally in a video, she posted on Twitter.
As she wrote in a Tweet from her official account that, "My response to questions I've received about @realDonaldTrump & impeachment. In my estimation, he's leading himself to impeachment."
And it is mostly because of the foreign emoluments clause.
James C. Nelson (a retired Justice of the Montana Supreme Court and a member of the Legal Advisory Committee for Free Speech For People) and John Bonifaz (co-founder and president of Free Speech For People) wrote...
"It has been widely acknowledged that upon swearing the Oath of Office, President Donald Trump would be in direct violation of the foreign emoluments clause of the U.S. Constitution," reports Elite Daily.
Nelson and Bonifaz state that...
"The foreign emoluments clause is tucked away in Article I, Section 9, of the Constitution. It's term number 8. It states, in pertinent part: '… no person holding any Office of Profit or Trust under (the United States), shall, without the Consent of the Congress, accept of any present, Emolument, Office or Title of any kind whatever, from any King, Prince or foreign State.'"
"Where Trump runs afoul of the foreign emoluments clause is that, first and foremost, he is a businessman with significant financial interests and bureaucratic entanglements all over the globe. Moreover, Trump's businesses dealings are covered in complex corporate technicalities and lack transparency," say reports from Elite Daily.
Even though Trump has declared he's distanced himself from his businesses, but reports show he's still profiting from them.
The reports were obtained via a public records request from ProPublica, an investigative broadcast service, and first reported by The New York Times.
Examples of current business methods that constitute violations of the foreign emoluments article include: China's state-owned Industrial and Commercial Bank of China is the largest holder in Trump Tower, and the state-owned Bank of China is a primary lender to Trump.
Trump's business partner in Trump Tower Century City in Manila, Philippines is Century Properties, which is managed by Jose Antonio, who was just named a special representative to the United States by the president of the Philippines.
Further, many Trump Group projects overseas require foreign ministry permits and approvals, which amount to substantial financial profits that also constitute international payments.
Trump's choice to remain in the venture of the Trump Organization, continue to maintain his actual ownership of the organisation and turn the administration of it over to his children, is woefully ineffectual in addressing the emoluments clause.
Well, I'd say, not enough. What? Wondering what may lead to President Trump's impeachment?
Impeachment: "The President, Vice President and all Civil Officers of the United States, shall be removed from Office on Impeachment for, and Conviction of, Treason, Bribery, or other high Crimes and Misdemeanours."- U.S. Constitution, Article II, Section 4.
Both of them are not new names, President Bill Clinton and President Andrew Johnson. These two presidents were cleared in the Senate, so no leaders are removed completely from the office.
Impeachments are very rare, and even if a Democrat supporter tries to impeach Trump; it'd be a total waste of time.
"There are grounds for displeasure and unease in public about the performance of this president, who has acted in a way that is strategically incoherent, incompetent, and reckless. And that is not grounds for impeachment. When and if he breaks the law, that is when something like that would come up. But that's not the subject of today," reports The Hill.
There's no question Trump is a questionable leader, and, based on support polls, he's the most unpopular new president in the US history.
Still, impeachment seems to be a very narrow instance at present.
It doesn't mean it couldn't happen in the future. Let time handle that.
That's all, folks!
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