Drudge Retort: The Other Side of the News
Saturday, December 23, 2017

The judge found, the emoluments clauses of the Constitution are intended to protect the country against presidential corruption from foreign influences or financial incentives that might be offered by either states or the federal government. They were not meant to protect businesses from competition from presidentially owned enterprises, he ruled. Were that the case, Judge Daniels said, the Constitution would not have given Congress the power to allow a president to receive a foreign gift or benefit without considering how the president's business rivals might be affected. Judge Daniels also said that it was up to Congress, not the courts, to decide whether Mr. Trump had violated the Constitution by accepting a gift or benefit from a foreign government.

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But, but he's guilty!

#1 | Posted by homerj at 2017-12-23 11:42 AM | Reply

Oh sure, now you tell us!

-all the other US Presidents

#2 | Posted by donnerboy at 2017-12-23 11:54 AM | Reply

Everybody, including oafs like Avigdope and Homer S, knows he's guilty as charged, but..."Judge Daniels also said that it was up to Congress, not the courts, to decide whether Mr. Trump had violated the Constitution by accepting a gift or benefit from a foreign government."

2018 elections.

#3 | Posted by Angrydad at 2017-12-23 07:27 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Shocker.

#4 | Posted by Rightocenter at 2017-12-23 10:11 PM | Reply

the judge is mentally ill.

#5 | Posted by ichiro at 2017-12-23 10:24 PM | Reply

#5

Or following the law.

#6 | Posted by Rightocenter at 2017-12-23 10:29 PM | Reply | Funny: 2 | Newsworthy 1

#5
Or following the law.

#6 | POSTED BY RIGHTOCENTER

Or practicing "judicial activism".

#7 | Posted by donnerboy at 2017-12-24 12:57 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

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