Individual members of Congress barred from suing President Trump over business dealings – The Washington Post


Emoluments case tried to stop Trump’s businesses from accepting payments from foreign governments

Source: Individual members of Congress barred from suing President Trump over business dealings – The Washington Post

One thought on “Individual members of Congress barred from suing President Trump over business dealings – The Washington Post

  1. The decision of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit shows that the US Constitution is not as strong as some would believe, the Courts decision shows that Individual Members of Congress are not allowed to bring cases quoting the US Constitution, only Congress itself, which would need the support of the Senate.

    As the Senate is controlled by Republicans, then Congress would never get the support of the Senate, so, in effect the Constitution can, in these circumstances be ignored by any US President.

    This will and is creating a very dangerous precedent, not only now, but into the future.

    A very worrying situation, but not really understood by Republicans and certainly not the President, for while Trump is pleased by the decision and totally supported by the Republican Senate, this decision means the same will be so, if the situation is reversed, a Democrat President and a Democrat controlled Senate, which could always occur.

    It means a US President needs to be extremely trustful, but can that be said of Trump.

    Where will it lead, only time will tell.

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