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Late Thursday, House Democrats conducting an impeachment inquiry of President Donald Trump released text messages provided to Congress by Kurt Volker, the former special envoy to Ukraine who spent more than eight hours testifying behind closed doors on Capitol Hill Thursday.

The messages show U.S. ambassadors working to persuade Ukraine to publicly commit to investigating Trump’s political opponents and explicitly linking the inquiry to whether Ukraine’s president would be granted an official White House visit.

https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/politics-news/read-text-messages-given-congress-former-u-s-envoy-ukraine-n1062351
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Friday, October 4th 2019 at 10:05AM
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As President I have an obligation to end CORRUPTION, even if that means requesting the help of a foreign country or countries. It is done all the time. This has NOTHING to do with politics or a political campaign against the Bidens. This does have to do with their corruption!

Friday, October 4th 2019 at 10:09AM
Steve Williams
Trump is in clear Violation of The Emoluments Clause Constitution Steve, with that statement.

Emoluments Clause. Also known as the Title of Nobility Clause, Article I, Section 9, Clause 8 of the U.S. Constitution prohibits any person holding a government office from accepting any present, emolument, office, or title from any "King, Prince, or foreign State ," without congressional consent.

What is the Emoluments Clause and what does it mean for the President?

The clause is an anti-bribery provision that forbids any U.S. president from receiving gifts from foreign leaders and is derived from the Latin word “emolumentum,” meaning “profit” or “gain.”. The Emoluments Clause is Article I, Section 9 of the Constitution.

Why do the Emoluments Clause matters?

The Founders included the Foreign Emoluments Clause in the Constitution because they recognized that payments and gifts to U.S. officials by foreign governments could compromise the judgment of those officials and undermine their loyalty to the United States, thereby harming the American people.

Is Trump violating the Emoluments Clause?

Trump is already facing two lawsuits, both as the president and as an individual, for allegedly violating the emoluments clause of the Constitution, which bans elected officials from financially benefitting from foreign governments.



Saturday, October 5th 2019 at 10:28AM
Deacon Ron Gray
Here Ron, watch Joe Biden violate the emoluments clause.

Foreign Affairs Issue Launch With Joe Biden
https://m.youtube.com/watch?feature=youtu.be&v=Q0_AqpdwqK4&t=3108

Saturday, October 5th 2019 at 7:25PM
Steve Williams
Is Trump violating the Emoluments Clause?

Trump is already facing two lawsuits, both as the president and as an individual, for allegedly violating the emoluments clause of the Constitution, which bans elected officials from financially benefitting from foreign governments.


Saturday, October 5th 2019 at 8:18PM
Deacon Ron Gray
Trump will win both lawsuits Ron. Trump is the most transparent President we've ever had. He's everything we voted for.

Saturday, October 5th 2019 at 9:14PM
Steve Williams
I asked you Is Trump violating the Emoluments Clause? Not if Trump will win both lawsuits Steve. Now answer the question: Is Trump violating the Emoluments Clause?



Saturday, October 5th 2019 at 9:56PM
Deacon Ron Gray
What does the emoluments clause say Ron? How have you determined that Trump has violated it?

Sunday, October 6th 2019 at 5:32AM
Steve Williams
YOUR QUESTION STEVE: What does the emoluments clause say Ron?

MY REPLY: You must have forgot that I posted this definition of Emoluments Clause. Also known as the Title of Nobility Clause, Article I, Section 9, Clause 8 of the U.S. Constitution prohibits any person holding a government office from accepting any present, emolument, office, or title from any "King, Prince, or foreign State ," without congressional consent.

YOUR OTHER QUESTION: How have you determined that Trump has violated it?

MY REPLY: Trump is already facing two lawsuits, both as the president and as an individual, for allegedly violating the emoluments clause of the Constitution, which bans elected officials from financially benefitting from foreign governments.

MY QUESTION TO YOU STEVE: Is it a fact that Trump is facing two lawsuits, both as the president and as an individual, for allegedly violating the emoluments clause of the Constitution, you do see that, don't you?








Sunday, October 6th 2019 at 9:15PM
Deacon Ron Gray
Trump has not received any present, emolument, office, or title from any "King, Prince, or foreign State ,"

Monday, October 7th 2019 at 5:20AM
Steve Williams
The question is: "Is it a fact that Trump is facing two lawsuits, both as the president and as an individual, for allegedly violating the emoluments clause of the Constitution, you do see that, don't you?"



Monday, October 7th 2019 at 8:43AM
Deacon Ron Gray
Trump will win both lawsuits Ron. Trump is the most transparent President we've ever had. He's everything we voted for.

Saturday, October 5th 2019 at 9:14PM
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Monday, October 7th 2019 at 12:05PM
Steve Williams
I did not ask you for you speculations Steve, The question is: "Is it a fact that Trump is facing two lawsuits, both as the president and as an individual, for allegedly violating the emoluments clause of the Constitution, you do see that, don't you?"


Monday, October 7th 2019 at 1:02PM
Deacon Ron Gray
It's a fact that Trump is facing two lawsuits and WILL WIN BOTH. The fact is Ron, there is no violation, no present, no emolument, no office, no title received.

Monday, October 7th 2019 at 6:10PM
Steve Williams

Experts say President Trump is violating the Constitution. What happens now?

Why is the clause a problem for Trump?

Trump is the wealthiest president in U.S. history thanks to his ownership of the Trump Organization, his family’s massive, international real-estate conglomerate. As NPR has detailed at length here, Trump’s umbrella company contains hundreds of international hotels, golf courses, commercial real estate, and other miscellaneous companies.

Though Trump recently said he will hand over management of his company to his sons, he has presented no plans to divest himself from his business, which actively operates and brings in revenue in foreign countries.

This has ethics experts roiling over potential conflicts of interest. And Tribe, as well as many other experts, says Trump is now violating the Constitution via the Emoluments Clause.

“He will violate it from the moment after he takes the oath—every time a foreign government, agent, or entity controlled by such government pays one of Trump’s companies to use its facilities,” Tribe told Boston.com earlier this month, particularly noting the president’s sprawling hotel empire.

READ MORE: Everything you need to know about the Emoluments Clause and why it matters now. https://www.boston.com/news/politics/2017/01/31/experts-say-president-trump-is-violating-the-constitution-what-happens-now


Monday, October 7th 2019 at 8:07PM
Deacon Ron Gray
Operating a business has nothing to do with emoluments Ron. Trump doesn't care who he does business with.

Tuesday, October 8th 2019 at 10:39AM
Steve Williams
It turns out that Adam Schiff has lied to us yet again.

OCTOBER 8, 2019
Trump Administration Blocks Sondland Testimony, Lawmakers React
House Intelligence Committee members speak to reporters after U.S. Ambassador to the European Union Gordon Sondland’s testimony on matters relating to the presidential impeachment inquiry is blocked by the Trump Administration.

https://www.c-span.org/video/?465053-1/trump-administration-blocks-sondland-testimony-lawmakers-react

Tuesday, October 8th 2019 at 10:44AM
Steve Williams
Bring your as- back here, we are talking about Trump is violating the Constitution.

Steve, Though Trump recently said he will hand over management of his company to his sons, he has presented no plans to divest himself from his business, which actively operates and brings in revenue in foreign countries.

This has ethics experts roiling over potential conflicts of interest. And Tribe, as well as many other experts, says Trump is now violating the Constitution via the Emoluments Clause.


Tuesday, October 8th 2019 at 11:34AM
Deacon Ron Gray
The President isn't receiving any emoluments Ron.

Tuesday, October 8th 2019 at 8:37PM
Steve Williams
The Constitution doesn't prohibit the President from being a businessperson, thank God

Tuesday, October 8th 2019 at 8:45PM
Steve Williams
YOU SAY: The President isn't receiving any emoluments Ron.

I SAY: Can you Proof it? Show us Trump's Tax's, can you do that? If not, then what do you base your claim on, Steve?

YOU SAY: The Constitution doesn't prohibit the President from being a businessperson, thank God

I SAY: The Constitution prohibit and forbids the President, as an anti-bribery provision that forbids any U.S. president from receiving gifts from foreign leaders and is derived from the Latin word “emolumentum,” meaning “profit” or “gain.”. The Emoluments Clause is Article I, Section 9 of the Constitution.

Now if Ukraine comes up with dirt on Biden then, Trump would personally benefit from that news from a foreign leader or leaders.

Where is your proof Steve?


Wednesday, October 9th 2019 at 8:22AM
Deacon Ron Gray
You can't prove the President received a bribe just because he's a businessperson.

Wednesday, October 9th 2019 at 11:12AM
Steve Williams
You cannot produce any proof that he receive any emoluments because he hasn’t voluntarily turned over his taxes.
Steve, don’t you think that if Trump wanted you Or the American people Do you know if he’s in violation of the emoluments clause or not, he would show you his taxes to prove himself right?


Wednesday, October 9th 2019 at 2:46PM
Deacon Ron Gray
No Ron, you have no right to see the President's taxes to prove anything. But common sense tells you that people open hotels for paid guests to stay at, to make money, and that such enterprises don't require bribes to make money.

Wednesday, October 9th 2019 at 4:17PM
Steve Williams
Like I said Steve, you cannot prove a thing you are saying.




Thursday, October 10th 2019 at 11:13PM
Deacon Ron Gray
The way our justice system works Ron is the burden of proof is on the prosecution, not the defense.

Friday, October 11th 2019 at 7:56AM
Steve Williams
Networks refuse to air Trump ads aimed at Biden's ties to Ukraine
FOX News VideosOctober 11, 2019, 8:00 AM EDT

The media continue to cave to Democrats as networks refuse to air a Trump campaign ad aimed at opponent Joe Biden. Fox News contributor Tammy Bruce reacts to that and the Biden campaign attacking a new Ukraine op-ed in The New York Times.

https://news.yahoo.com/networks-refuse-air-trump-ads-120004682.html

Friday, October 11th 2019 at 8:31AM
Steve Williams

The full text messages showing U.S. diplomatic pressure on Ukraine

SUBJECT....

The messages show U.S. ambassadors working to persuade Ukraine to publicly commit to investigating
Trump’s political opponents and explicitly linking the inquiry to whether Ukraine’s president would be
granted an official White House visit.

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OK...may I go off subject with your commentator deaconGray area...…?

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"Is it a fact that Trump is facing two lawsuits, both as the president and as an individual, for allegedly

violating the emoluments clause of the Constitution, you do see that, don't you?"

Monday, October 7th 2019 at 1:02PM
Deacon Ron Gray

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#1 thang I know about trump$ette is probably the MOST sued man/Corp. in US-USA History

…….and he is 2019 President of US-USA

#2 thang I know about trump$ette is he likes to try and make mo mo money.....

#3 thang I know is that steve makes SENSE...…

common sense tells you that people open hotels for paid guests to stay at, to make money, and that such enterprises don't require bribes to make money.

Wednesday, October 9th 2019 at 4:17PM
Steve Williams

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trump$ette will NEVER be found guilty of emoluments anything!

….maybe stealing....theft.....or hoeing with stormy; without a c*ndom...…


Friday, October 11th 2019 at 5:38PM
robert powell
That goes twice for the Trump family as well?


Friday, October 11th 2019 at 5:44PM
Deacon Ron Gray
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