While Donald Trump, the twice-impeached ex-president who lost the popular vote twice, was in office, many people in the United States learned about the emoluments clause for the first time. It was a no-brainer, really, as it makes sense to anyone that accepting gifts from foreign sources would be illegal and corrupt of an American president to do. Trump, however, never quite seemed to get it.
A U.S. appeals court largely upheld a congressional subpoena seeking financial records from former President Donald Trump’s accounting firm Mazars, but said some of the lawmakers' requests went too farhttps://t.co/hWicgTHEnT pic.twitter.com/HshADFd1h1
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He will learn now that his attempts to make money off his time in the White House were unacceptable and that he should be held accountable for it. An appeals court upheld an earlier ruling that Trump must turn over his financial documents to a Democratic-led House investigative committee. In addition to the investigation by the House Select Committee investigating the January 6th insurrection and the probe into Trump’s attempts to pressure Georgia officials to overturn the presidential outcome in 2020, this investigation is ongoing.
According to Reuters:
‘The U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit unanimously ruled that the Democratic-controlled House Oversight Committee can obtain records from a period surrounding Trump’s 2016 campaign and his time in office…The ruling allows the House committee to obtain some records connected to the Trump hotel lease, as well as records tied to allegations that Trump violated financial disclosure laws and may have breached the Constitution’s “emoluments” clause, which prevents federal officeholders from accepting payments from foreign governments without congressional approval.’
Twitter had a lot to say about the news of Trump’s loss in court. Read some of their comments below: