Calling for the Investigation of Donald J. Trump

RESOLUTION 17-05.20


Calling for the Investigation of Donald J. Trump

WHEREAS the Emoluments Clause of the Constitution of the United States provides that “no Person holding any Office of Profit or Trust under [the United States], shall, without the Consent of the Congress, accept of any present, Emolument, Office, or Title, of any kind whatever, from any King, Prince, or foreign State;” and

WHEREAS Donald J. Trump, the President of the United States, owns business interests all over the world, the complete breadth of which is not known because the President refuses to release his tax returns; and Donald J. Trump immediately began violating the Emoluments Clause of the Constitution of the United States from the moment he was sworn in as President of the United States on January 20, 2017; and

WHEREAS our democracy is premised on the fundamental principle that no one is above the law, not even the President of the United States, yet Donald J. Trump’s continuing violation of the Constitution undermines the integrity of the Presidency and our democracy in a blatantly corrupt effort to increase the personal wealth of the President and his family:

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the California Democratic Party supports vigorous investigation of these charges by the Congress of the United States, including the full use of Congressional subpoena power authority to fully disclose the President’s financial dealings, including his tax returns, to the American people, and if it is determined that the President has violated the Constitution of the United States, that Congress will take all necessary actions, including impeachment and removal from office; and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that copies of this resolution be transmitted officially to all members of California’s Congressional delegation.

Author: Michael Kapp, DNC Member, AD50

Sponsors: Miracle Mile Democratic Club, Stonewall Democratic Club, 54th AD Democratic Club; Ilissa Gold, AD50; Steve Bott, AD50; Julie Stromberg, AD50; Estevan Montemayor, AD50; Michelle Elmer, AD38; Max Kanin, AD54; Lester Aponte, AD46; Shanna Ingalsbee, AD43


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Adopted by the California Democratic Party
At its 2017 Statewide Convention
Sacramento Convention Center

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