Friday, September 13, 2019

Payoffs, Pardons, Profiteering: How Trump Has Been Getting Away With Open Corruption

Good Day World!

It's about time.

Democratic lawmakers reaction to Trump's open corruption came to a vote yesterday when the House Judiciary Committee voted to launch a formal investigation that could result in the adoption of articles of impeachment by the full House.

One step towards justice. The next will be the Full Monty.

I don't have the space to list all of Trump's emolument violations, but they basically began while he was being sworn in as out next president.

Related: The Investigation into Trump's Inauguration Money Looks Quite Serious

The most recent blatant violation of the Constitution came when Trump pitched have the 2020 G-7 Economic Summit.

Related: Using Trump's Golf Course for G-7 Summit Is a Clear Emoluments Violation, But what can Be Done? 

The answer to the above link was yesterday's vote to move impeachment proceedings along.


One of the many things that will come up for further examination will be Trump's use of pardons. 

Tossing all normal proceedings aside, he's been granting them on whims and for political reasons.

Details of Trump's misuse are documented in the following article from Lawfare:

Trump's Corrupt Use of the Pardon Power

Moving on to payoffs:

Trump's lifetime habit off paying off troublesome lawsuits - like when women accuse him of sexual abuse - came back to haunt him when he paid Stormy Daniels hush money days before the 2016 election, not to mention their sexual affairs.

Related: House Dems to Investigate Trump's Involvement in 'Hush Payments' to Silence Affair Accusations in Impeachment Probe

Because there's so many lawsuits involving Trump I went to see if Wikipedia has a list. They do.

Time for me to walk on down the road...

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