Nearly 200 Lawmakers Sue Trump For Corruption


Nearly 200 Lawmakers Sue Trump For Corruption

No Republicans seem concerned about the emoluments clause. Ana Kasparian, John Iadarola, and Abby Martin, hosts of The Young Turks, discuss. Tell us what you think in the comment section below. http://www.tytnetwork.com/join

"Democratic members of Congress on Wednesday sued President Trump in federal court, claiming he had violated the emoluments clause of the Constitution by accepting foreign funds through the Trump Organization without Congressional approval.

The Washington Post broke the news early Wednesday morning, reporting that 196 lawmakers had joined the complaint, more than any lawmakers ever to sign on to sue a president.

Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) led the filing in federal district court and said Tuesday that while no Republicans had joined the lawsuit, they were welcome to do so.

Rep. John Conyers Jr. (D-Mich.) led the legal effort in the House.

"Trump has conflicts of interest in at least 25 countries, and it appears he’s using his presidency to maximize his profits," Conyers told ReutersWednesday.”*

Read more here: http://thehill.com/blogs/blog-briefing-room/news/337710-nearly-200-democrats-file-emoluments-lawsuit-against-trump

Hosts: Ana Kasparian, John Iadarola, Abby Martin

Cast: Ana Kasparian, John Iadarola, Abby Martin

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