…from the Hill….
Fox News legal analyst Andrew Napolitano said Thursday that President Trump‘s decision to host next year’s Group of Seven (G-7) summit at one of his golf properties in Florida was a “direct” and “profound” violation of the Constitution’s Emoluments Clause.
“He has bought himself an enormous headache now with the choice of this. This is about as direct and profound a violation of the Emoluments Clause as one could create,” Napolitano said on the Fox Business Network while citing passages from the constitutional provision.
The Emoluments Clause, which bars federal officeholders from accepting payments from foreign countries, U.S. states or the federal government, has been cited by numerous Democrats and outside watchdog groups to call into question Trump’s use of his properties.
Several Democratic lawmakers have voiced outrage with the White House’s decision to host an international gathering at one of Trump’s properties.
Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), a leading contender for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination, said that the move represented “corruption, plain and simple” while House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler (D-N.Y.) called the decision one of the clearest examples of “corruption” and violations of the Emoluments Clause thus far.
The latest criticism came after White House acting chief of staff Mick Mulvaney announced earlier Thursday that Trump would host the annual G-7 summit at his Miami-area Trump National Doral resort, saying that “this was by far and away the best choice” for an event that convenes leaders from around the world….
The Fox legal on air guy has been on Trump’s case increasingly as shady actions come to light with Trump’s fingerprints on them