Congressman Lieu Starts ‘Illegitimacy Clock’ on Trump

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Congressman Ted W. Lieu of Los Angeles, Calif., announced today that he has started a “Cloud of Illegitimacy Clock” on Donald Trump’s continual violation of Article 1, Section 9 of the Constitution of the United States of America.

“The second after Donald Trump took the oath of office, he violated the Constitution and continues to do so,” said Lieu.

“The Framers wrote Article 1, Section 9 of the Constitution to prevent foreign influence over our elected officials.  It mandates that no person holding office ‘shall, without the Consent of the Congress, accept any present, Emolument, Office, or Title, of any kind whatever from any King, Prince, or foreign State.’

“While holding office, Mr. Trump will receive—by virtue of his continued interest in the vast and global Trump Organization and his stake in hundreds of other entities—a steady stream of monetary and other benefits from foreign powers and their agents.  This is…

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