Meanwhile . . .

Great timing, Eric!

10 thoughts on “Meanwhile . . .

      1. RE: “I posed it as a question.”

        In that case, the answer is No. Trump family business interests in Scotland do not violate the Constitution.

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        1. I suggest you try again:

          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.

          Also comments on the Emoluments Clause from Britannica:

          “The foreign emoluments clause also broadly encompasses any kind of profit, benefit, advantage, or service, not merely gifts of money or valuable objects. Thus, it would prohibit a federal officeholder from receiving special consideration in business transactions with a foreign state (or with a corporation owned or managed by a foreign state) that gave the officeholder a competitive advantage over other businesses. Arguably, as the legal scholar Laurence Tribe and others have suggested, the clause would forbid even competitively fair transactions with foreign states, because the profit accruing to the officeholder would fall within the ordinary meaning of “emolument,” and because such arrangements would threaten exactly the kind of improper influence that the clause was intended to prevent.”

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          1. The flaw in your theory is that Trump business operations in Scotland do no consititute ” business transactions with a foreign state,” as your Britanica source puts it.

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