Monday, January 16, 2017

Rump's Instantly Impeachable Offense

When neo-fascist demagogue and Russian asset Donald "Rump" Trump takes the oath of office, as soon as he lifts his tiny hand from the Bible, he will be in violation of the oath he just took to "preserve, protect and defend" the Constitution. Despite the lawyerly bloviation from his "conflicts of interest" lawyer at last week's "press conference," the Director of the Office of Government Ethics Walter Shaub, as well as the top ethics officials for President George Bush and President Obama, asserted that Rump's debts, income and other financial dealings from foreign sources violates the Emoluments Clause of the Constitution. According to them, anything short of full divestiture of those foreign assets violates the Constitution. Watch their explanation:

Mr. Shaub is the career Federal ethics official that human / weasel hybrid and Rump's incoming chief of staff Reince "Prepuce" Priebus warned to "be careful" in criticizing Mango Mussolini in a chillingly Nixonian manner yesterday. This is how the Nixon White House operated, and we remember how that turned out.

UPDATE: The American Prospect has a detailed run down here of the emoluments clause and how Rump is impacted. Good read.

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