Dems lose again:Appeals Court Throws Out Dem Emoluments Suit

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A U.S. appeals court on Friday threw out a lawsuit brought by Democrat lawmakers alleging President Donald Trump's overseas business dealings violate the U.S. Constitution's anti-corruption emoluments clauses.

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit said a group of more than 200 Democrat lawmakers lacked legal standing to bring the case in the first place.

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lurker111

They don't understand our laws.

They don't understand the constitution.

They don't understand the job of the President.

They don't understand their jobs.

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margaritadina

/\/\ but they keep climbing that cactus and keep getting hurt.

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numbersjunkie

How do you know the filing wasn't way to draw attention to the issue? He's guilty as hell and you all know it.

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queenmargo

NOT guilty!

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lurker111

Guilty of what?

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maddie260

It goes on to further appeal, so don't celebrate yet.

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queenmargo

Guilty of nothing so far, lol

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lurker111

He's guilty as XXXX and you all know it.

The mind readers say I'm supposed to know, but I have no idea.

more than 200 Democrat lawmakers lacked legal standing to bring the case in the first place.

See my previous post.

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THOR, Son of ODIN(2)

demOCRACY loses again.



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sheesh(5b)

If neither governors nor members of Congress have standing, who does?

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foodonastump

lacked legal standing to bring the case in the first place.


Once again, “winning” because of process not innocence.

ETA - which is valid but should be noted.

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numbersjunkie


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Kathy

It’s a loss for Americans.

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Joaniepoanie

Oh geez.....this isn’t about the Emoluments violations themselves, so Trump is not “not guilty.” I’m not sure why congress does not have the right to bring such a case, but that is what the ruling is about.

Of course Trump is crowing as if he is innocent. There are two other Emoluments cases working their way through the system.

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Kathy

https://www.washingtonpost.com/graphics/2020/politics/trump-secret-service-spending/


President Trump’s company charges the Secret Service for the rooms it uses while protecting Trump at his properties. The charges have been as high as $650 per night for a Mar-a-Lago Club hotel room, or $17,000 a month for a cottage at Trump National Golf Club Bedminster.


Since Trump took office, he has visited his own properties on 342 days. Secret Service agents come with him. And Trump’s company charges them. Last November, in response to a public records request from the group Property of the People, the Secret Service released a list of 56 payments it had made to Trump’s companies. All were from 2017. But the list was cryptic. It didn’t say what the Secret Service had been charged for. In some cases, it didn’t even say which Trump property had been paid.







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Wants to Grow

Hi Kathy, Trump probably got the idea of charging rent for Secret Service from Joe Biden. Guess how much Biden was paid!

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Kathy

I read that. The amounts are not comparable. Even so, it isn’t right for them to make money from their own protection, imho.

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war garden

the hotels have charge the secret service.

companies are not allowed to give free

services to government because it would be

considered a form of corruption..

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zmith


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