I remember waking up after the election of Mr. trump, it was pure horror to realize America had allowed such a man to ascend to the US Presidency. All I could think was this was going to worse than we could ever imagine. And, it has been that, with a vengeance, the damage done to American Society and future world sanity is incalculable.
“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.”
Today Democrat lawmakers on the US House Committee on Oversight and Accountability released a damning report. It exposes but a teaser of the extend of Trump’s Grift, on America’s dime. MAGA people, he never cared about you, he just wants you to be stupid enough to become his army against the Nation and government he’s always resented and learned to hate as his greed got ever greater.
“While the figures and constitutional violations in this report are shocking,
we still don’t know the extent of the foreign payments that Donald Trump received—or even the total number of countries that paid him and his businesses while he was President—because Committee Chairman James Comer and House Republicans buried any further evidence of the Trump family’s staggering corruption**.**
Despite these efforts, today’s report makes clear that former President trump put lining his pockets with cash from foreign governments seeking policy favors over the interests of the American people.
By concealing the evidence of Trump’s grift, House Republicans shamefully condone former President Trump’s past conduct and keep the door open for future presidents to exploit higher office.” said Ranking Member Raskin.
Oversight Democrats Release Report Proving Trump Pocketed Millions From At Least 20 Foreign Governments As President
Washington, D.C. (January 4, 2024)—Today, Rep. Jamie Raskin, Ranking Member of the Committee on Oversight and Accountability, released a new staff report and new documents produced by Donald Trump’s former accounting firm, Mazars USA LLC, establishing that while former President Trump was in office, he received at least $7.8 million from 20 governments, including the governments of China, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, and Malaysia, through his businesses. This staggering figure reflects payments to just four of the more than 500 entities Trump owned while he was in office: Trump International Hotel in Washington, D.C., Trump International Hotel in Las Vegas, Trump Tower on Fifth Avenue in New York, and Trump World Tower at 845 United Nations Plaza in New York.
Immediately after taking over as Oversight Committee Chairman in January 2023, Rep. James Comer allowed former President Trump’s attorneys to speak on behalf of the Committee and bury evidence by stopping the production of additional responsive records. As a result, the $7.8 million detailed in this report, based on records for just two years of his presidency**, involving four of his more than 500 businesses**, is likely just a small fraction of the payments former President Trump received from foreign governments while in office, in violation of the Constitution’s Foreign Emoluments Clause.
“After promising ‘the greatest infomercial in political history,’ former President Donald Trump repeatedly and willfully violated the U.S. Constitution by failing to divest from his business empire and allowing his businesses to accept millions of dollars in payments from some of the most corrupt nations on earth. The limited records that the Committee obtained show that while Donald Trump was in office, he received more than $5.5 million from the Chinese government and Chinese state-owned enterprises, as well as millions more from 19 other foreign governments, including Saudi Arabia, Qatar, the United Arab Emirates, and Malaysia through just four of the more than 500 entities he owned.
The governments making these payments sought specific foreign policy outcomes from President Trump and his Administration. Each dollar former President Trump accepted violated the Constitution’s strict prohibition on payments from foreign governments, which the Founders enacted to prevent presidents from selling out U.S. foreign policy to foreign leaders.
The foreign payments to President Trump identified in this report are likely only a fraction of the total amount of foreign payments he received during his presidency. Chairman Comer worked in coordination with Donald Trump’s attorneys to end the court-ordered document production between Mazars and the Committee, preventing Committee Democrats from continuing to work with Mazars to conduct further searches for responsive records, including documents relating to Russia, South Korea, South Africa, and Brazil.
Additionally, key documents were apparently never provided to or retained by Mazars.
For example, records that Mazars produced to the Committee indicate that the countries of Azerbaijan, Georgia, Namibia, Romania, and Costa Rica also had accounts at Trump-owned properties after Donald Trump was elected President,
but Mazars did not provide any documents detailing the purposes or amounts of these countries’ expenditures.
Mazars also indicated it had no records pertaining to a $20 million loan from the South Korean company Daewoo, which former President Trump failed to report on his financial disclosures.
Mazars was also unable to provide ledgers for properties that reportedly received many foreign government visitors, including Trump Turnberry Hotel and Resort in Scotland; Trump International Hotel and Tower in Chicago, Illinois; and Trump International Hotel in New York, New York.
OverSightDemocrats.House.gov (January 4, 2024)
118th Congress_this belongs in the public record.
Here are some details, the “legacy” and right wing media simply isn’t covering, so guess we need to listen to some liberal leaning, Democracy loving lawyers for the rest of the story ( ):
Jan 4, 2024 =- MeidasTouch
MeidasTouch host Ben Meiselas reports on a new bombshell report by Democrats on the House Oversight Committee detailing how Donald Trump made millions directly from foreign governments and adversaries while he was in office. (yeah, their commercials are usually over the top, but bills must be paid, but those commercials are also easy enough to slide right past. Also, okay, it’s true Ben could usually say twice as much if he used half the words, but hey we gotta do the best with what we got.)
But wait, there’s more . . .
Saudi Arabian Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman suggested Wednesday that the $2 billion investment the Saudi government made in Jared Kushner’s private equity fund would not be affected by a theoretical second term for former President Trump.
In a rare interview with Fox News’s Bret Baier, the crown prince defended the government-controlled Public Investment Fund’s (PIF) investment in the firm Kushner — Trump’s son-in-law — started after leaving his post as a White House adviser. …