Pence's Stay at Trump Hotel Under Investigation by Dems

  • 2019-09-06
  • Source: TTN
  • by: TTN Staff
Pence's Stay at Trump Hotel Under Investigation by Dems
 
During a recent overseas trip Vice President, Mike Pence stayed at a Trump-owned property. That stay now has him and others in the administration under investigation by the Democrats.

According to Fox News:

House Democrats are investigating Vice President Mike Pence’s decision to stay at President Trump’s golf resort in Doonbeg, Ireland, claiming the move could have possibly violated the emoluments clause in the Constitution and is "of significant interest" as the House Judiciary Committee considers whether to recommend articles of impeachment against the president.

House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler, D-N.Y., penned a letter to White House Counsel Pat Cipollone and Secret Service Director James Murray late Thursday, seeking information about Trump's "apparent promotion and solicitation of foreign and U.S. government business at Trump Organization owned or affiliated properties."

Nadler's committee is already investigating alleged obstruction of justice, public corruption and other alleged abuses by the president, but claimed that the vice president's stay at Doonbeg, as well as Trump's proposal to host the 2020 G-7 summit at Trump National Doral Golf Club outside Miami, were "potential violations of the Foreign and Domestic Emoluments Clauses of the Constitution," and noted that they are "of significant interest and grave concern to the Committee as it considers whether to recommend articles of impeachment."

"The Doral and Doonbeg cases are just two of the many examples of the solicitation or receipt of foreign government spending to the benefit of the President's private financial interests," Nadler wrote. "While White House officials have repeatedly claimed it is easier for Secret Service and law enforcement to secure the President's resorts when he and the Vice President travel, there has been no confirmation by law enforcement or the Secret Service to support the practice of spending taxpayer dollars on the President's businesses."

Nadler and Elijah Cummings have issued deadlines of September 19th for the government and the Trump organization to turn over the requested documentation.

 Source: TTN

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