Trump’s Attorney General is making sure the emoluments clause doesn’t apply to his boss. Ana Kasparian, Brett Erlich, and Nando Vila, hosts of The Young Turks, break it down. MORE TYT: https://tyt.com/trial
Read more here: https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2019/apr/09/dojs-new-stance-on-foreign-payments-or-gifts-to-trump-blurs-lines-experts
“The Department of Justice has adopted a narrow interpretation of a law meant to bar foreign interests from corrupting federal officials, giving Saudi Arabia, China and other countries leeway to curry favor with Donald Trump via deals with his hotels, condos, trademarks and golf courses, legal and national security experts say.
The so-called foreign emoluments clause was intended to curb presidents and other government officials from accepting gifts and benefits from foreign governments unless Congress consents.
But in a forthcoming article in the Indiana Law Journal, the Washington University Law professor Kathleen Clark reveals justice department filings have recently changed tack. The new interpretation, Clark says, is contained in justice filings responding to recent lawsuits lodged by attorneys generals and members of Congress.”
Hosts: Ana Kasparian, Brett Erlich, Nando Vila
Cast: Ana Kasparian, Brett Erlich, Nando Vila
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