Engel Warns Diplomats Not To Pay Trump | Talking Points Memo

House Democrats took a step toward asserting Congress’ right to review the president’s receipt of emoluments on Tuesday, after Rep. Eliot Engel (D-NY) ordered staff on the House Foreign Affairs Committee to caution foreign officials that they may be “facilitating” President Donald Trump’s potential violation of the Constitution.


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Congress has an obligation to act.

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This probably won’t affect a lot of governments. But it will likely affect trump, who will in some way threaten anyone who considers switching to non-trump properties. Thereby furnishing additional evidence that influence-buying is what it’s about.

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Waiting for Trump to reflexively mean tweet and complain that the Democrat House is trying to deprive him of his god-given and Article II Constitutionally protected right to make money off of foreign governments and individuals and as many American institutions and individuals that he can on the sole basis of being president. “They have no right to try to keep me from profiting off the presidency. Why the hell do they think I even ran?”

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Hmmmmm…interesting. If they would tighten the language up, they could say that paying a Cheatolini-based company may be considered a bribe and therefore open to prosecution.

Now THAT would be something to see! The fireworks over 1600 would be spectacular.

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Why the hell do they think I even ran?”

It was said that he ran not thinking he would win, but “up his brand” to grift on and something about starting his own cable network. Probably something to do with what is now OANN. (Russian influenced news channel that makes Fox look quaint.)

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2020 slogan: Formerly great country for sale.
Dotard J Trump

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Well, he set the model for not paying his bills. Why shouldn’t they emulate him?

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I’m guessing they are hoping the recipients will get the implication – and I’m sure they will, but I do wish it was made clear.

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How angry Trump gets about them interfering with him doing business and getting their money will be the tell, and I’d be pointing to it in Court and in pleadings as prime evidence of just how influential such back-channel payments can be given their obvious importance to the raging orange asshat who is demanding that Congress not interfere with him getting that money.

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But I thought the F’ing Moron said the other day his being President will cost him $5 billion? Was he projecting again? Maybe the reporter left out the word “not” as in “not being President will cost him $5 billion”?

Any Democratic President would have been impeached and carted off to prison for the rest of his days.

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Taking the senate in 2020 is as important, as winning the Presidency.

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Engel is upping his game with impeachment and this because Ms. Ocasio’s people are running a candidate against him. Good for him.

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“Country for Sale: Charming fixer-upper. Close to Canada and Mexico. Formerly great economy under previous management. Needs work. Serious offers only. (Will consider trade for non-extradition property.)”

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House Democrats took a step toward asserting Congress’ right to review the president’s receipt of emoluments on Tuesday, after Rep. Eliot Engel (D-NY) ordered staff on the House Foreign Affairs Committee to caution foreign officials that they may be “facilitating” President Donald Trump’s potential violation of the Constitution.

Oh pleeeeze oh pleeeze!!! Facilitate to your heart’s content!!! Dig that hole!!!

hole

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And ousting McConnell from his seat in Kentucky as well. He is up for reelection and at the moment he is polling miserably… 24% approve and 48.5% disapprove of the job he has done. An approval of 24% ought to mean he should be looking for a book tour or perhaps a slot on Fox as a new talking head.

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Speaking of Court & prime evidence, how does this grab ya ?:

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Damn. Congress warns foreign diplomats not to bribe the President, because doing so violates the U.S. constitution.

Now that is a 2019 headline.

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OT, but wow…we’ve achieved crystalized orwellianism here…

Trump had the State Department literally redefined anti-Semitism to include comparing Israel’s behavior towards the Palestinians to what the NAzis did…which, granted, we all know is hyperbole, but it’s not Jew-hate or hatred for Judaism…just so they could claim there is rising anti-semitism from the left/liberals.

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