“I, Donald Trump, hereby resign from each and every office and position I hold in the entities listed.”
On Jan. 19, 2017, the day before his inauguration, Donald Trump wrote a 19 page letter of resignation, naming over 400 entities from which he promised to separate himself. Trump’s lawyers have said multiple times that all potential conflicts of interest have been “ironed out”—but they haven’t.
Feel free to skip this paragraph, because this is where I complain. The Donald Trump’s of the world don’t feel the need follow the rules the rest of us are forced to abide by. In addition, we have all learned by now that there is not necessarily any basis in truth to what Donald Trump and those who represent him say.
Trump has not separated himself from any of his holdings. Based on that fact alone, several city councils, including Cambridge, Richmond, Virginia; Berkeley, California; and Alameda, California, have filed resolutions, (largely symbolic), calling for the U.S. House of Representatives to begin an investigation into grounds for Donald Trump’s impeachment based on alleged conflicts of interest. Yay!
ABC News has reported the Cambridge resolution is being sponsored by vice mayor Marc McGovern, councilor Jan Devereux and councilor Leland Cheung, and it states:
“That the City Council call upon the United States House of Representatives to support a resolution authorizing and directing the House Committee on the Judiciary to investigate whether sufficient grounds exist for the impeachment of Donald J. Trump, President of the United States, including but not limited to the violations of the Foreign Emoluments Clause and the Domestic Emoluments Clause of the United States Constitution.”
“On January 11, 2017, nine days before his inauguration, Donald J. Trump announced a plan that would, if carried out, remove him from day-to-day operations of his businesses, but not eliminate any of the ongoing flow of emoluments from foreign governments, state governments, or the United States government; and on January 20, 2017, Donald J. Trump took the oath of office and became President of the United States.”
“From the moment he took office, President Trump was in violation of the Foreign Emoluments Clause and the Domestic Emoluments Clause of the United States Constitution. In attempting to justify its claim that Trump violated the aforementioned clauses.”
“Such alleged violations, undermine the integrity of the Presidency, corruptly advance the personal wealth of the President, and violate the public trust.”
That’s what I said! Symbolic though this may be, it signals the beginning of the end. My happy anticipation of Trump’s impeachment is not a case of suffering “buyers remorse” by the way, I never ordered this guy. In fact less than 25% of the American population voted for agent orange, when you factor in the apathetic non-voting half. Why must we all suffer the degradation his policies brought to not just America, but the world? Enough is enough. Let’s get this ball rolling.