JUST IN: U.S. Senate Introduces Anti-Trump Law That Has Republicans LIVID (DETAILS)


Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) is determined to prevent President-elect Donald Trump from ascending to the highest office in the country. Today Warren and Senators Ben Cardin (D-Md.), Chris Coons (D-Del.), Dick Durbin (D-Ill.), and Jeff Merkley (D-Ore) introduced legislation that would require President-elect Trump to transfer his business dealings that create conflicts of interest. If he didn’t, he’d be committing an offense worthy of impeachment.

POLITICO reported the bill would also toughen federal conflict-of-interest rules.

’symbolically deem any Trump violation of federal conflict-of-interest rules “a high crime or misdemeanor under the impeachment clause of the U.S. Constitution.”’

However, there’s no reason to get excited as Democrats have little to no chance of passing the legislation in a GOP-ruled Congress. But, they refuse to stop fighting to protect the American people from Trump’s self-interest.

Warren released a statement saying:

’The American people deserve to know that the president of the United States is working to do what’s best for the country – not using his office to do what’s best for himself and his businesses.’

Along with this newest attempt, over 20 Senate Democrats have urged President-elect Trump in a letter to follow the Office of Government Ethics who have advised him transferring his dealings to his sons would still not be enough to prevent conflicts of interest. They’ve also demanded Trump appointees to release their tax returns (fat chance).

This comes on the day that President-elect was expected to be holding a news conference regarding handing over the reins of his businesses to his son. In a tweet, he originally announced the news conference tweeting, “I will be holding a major news conference in New York City with my children on December 15 to discuss the fact that I will be leaving my great business in total in order to fully focus on running the country in order to MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN!” Furthermore, he tweeted, “I am not mandated to do this under the law, I feel it is visually important, as President, to in no way have a conflict of interest with my various businesses. Hence, legal documents are being crafted which take me completely out of business operations. The Presidency is a far more important task.!”

Problem is, he canceled that press conference three days ago with no specific time frame of when he would hold a news conference. He then tweeted, “I will hold a press conference in the near future to discuss the business, Cabinet picks and all other topics of interest. Busy times!” He added, “No new deals will be done during my term(s) in office,” (Dear God there better be only one term).

The transition team has tried blaming Trump’s delays on the nominations of Cabinet members, which they claim are taking longer than expected. However, it was reported by The New York Times that Trump would not be giving up his businesses but simply handing them over to Eric Trump and Donald Trump Jr.

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