A city council in Massachusetts is going to vote on a resolution to impeach Donald Trump. Cambridge, Massachusetts, will vote on this during their Monday meeting.
The resolution is similar to those enacted by other cities including Richmond, Virginia, Berkeley, California, and Alameda, California. Their resolution states, in part:
“That the City Council call upon the United States House of Representatives to support a resolution authorizing and directing the House Committee on the Judiciary to investigate whether sufficient grounds exist for the impeachment of Donald J. Trump, President of the United States, including but not limited to the violations of the Foreign Emoluments Clause and the Domestic Emoluments Clause of the United States Constitution.”
The Foreign Emoluments clause refers to a section in Article I that says that the President, or anyone else in an office, shouldn’t have dealings with foreign governments.
The clause reads:
“No Title of Nobility shall be granted by the United States: And no Person holding any Office of Profit or Trust under them, 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.”
Before the Inauguration, Trump said he was going to separate himself from his businesses, but he just has his kids running them. That may sound good in theory, but a blind trust is supposed to have the businesses being run by a completely objective third party. His kids are not objective. Trump shouldn’t know what is going on in the businesses under the blind trust.
Frederick Tansill, a trust and estates lawyer told the Times:
“I don’t see how this in the slightest bit avoids a conflict of interest. First, it is revocable at any time, and it is his son and his chief financial officer who are running it.”
Hopefully, we can get this idiot out of office one way or another.