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Trump on the Take? Foreign Govts Paid His Businesses Millions When He Was in Office

Trump on the Take? Foreign Govts Paid His Businesses Millions When He Was in Office

Numerous apparent violations of the Constitution’s Foreign Emoluments Clause.

By KIM WEHLE, The Bulwark

LAST WEEK, DEMOCRATIC STAFF for the House Oversight Committee released a report provocatively entitled “White House for Sale: How Princes, Prime Ministers, and Premiers Paid Off President Trump.” The report details some $7.8 million that Donald Trump’s businesses received from foreign countries during his presidency. But that figure, the report explains, is likely a mere fraction of the total, since it represents just two of his four years in office, just four of his five hundred businesses, and just twenty of the world’s nearly two hundred countries.

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