Emoluments Clause

The acting chief of staff defended the president wanting to host the G-7 summit at his private Florida estate despite ethics concerns.
President Donald Trump doesn’t seem to care about likely violating the Constitution’s Emoluments Clause.
The hotel occupies a federally owned building and has become a hot spot for lobbyists, foreign governments and others to put money in the president's pocket.
A federal appeals court will rehear the lawsuit from Maryland and D.C. after it previously tossed claims the president is illegally profiting from the hotel.
It remains unclear whether the military exceeded its own limits on lodging expenses to put service members up in the president's hotel.
Barbara Barrett wouldn't say whether it is inappropriate for the service to spend tax dollars at the president's properties.
“People like my product, what can I tell you?" the president said.
The House Judiciary Committee is looking into the president's proposal as it determines whether to pursue impeachment hearings.
The president blurs the line again between his business and government.
Walter Shaub accused members of Congress who participated in a Kuwaiti bash at the Trump International Hotel in Washington of "complicity."
A government report says the emoluments issue leaves a “constitutional cloud” over the president’s D.C. hotel.
A spokesman for the Department of the Interior said the parks service was attempting to keep “iconic areas” open during the shutdown, but that did not include the tower — until the GSA stepped in.
Trump International Hotel, Mar-a-Lago among president's operations that profited.
The judge, citing a Trump post, rebuts arguments that the suit will be too much of a distraction for the president.
Opening up the FBI's Pennsylvania Avenue location for redevelopment would have created competition for Trump International Hotel.
Democratic members of Congress say the president is receiving foreign payments without Congress’ permission.
The 13 percent spike in revenue this year reverses years of declines and renews conflict-of-interest fears about a president who can profit from his public role.
The complaint cites "nonstop lies," fraud and treatment of minorities and women as proof that the president doesn't have the good character required by law.
A landmark case arguing that Trump has violated the Constitution by accepting foreign government money is going forward.
But it's Congress that must take action, acting ethics head David Apol said.