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DEMS/G7/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “Democrats on the House Judiciary Committee slammed President Donald Trump’s push to host the G-7 summit next year at his Doral resort in Miami, deriding the move as ‘only the latest in a troubling pattern of corruption and self-dealing’ by the president and pledging to consider it as part of their impeachment investigation. Though Trump has not said that the decision is final, Judiciary Chairman Jerry Nadler (D-N.Y.) and Rep. Steve Cohen (D-Tenn.), who leads the committee’s panel on the Constitution, said in a statement Wednesday that selecting Doral as the host of the next summit would be a potential violation of both the Foreign and Domestic Emoluments clauses in the Constitution, aimed at barring presidents from taking outside gifts…Nadler and Cohen said that Trump’s comments this week prove the president’s ‘personal financial interests are clearly shaping decisions about official U.S. government activities,’ concluding that ‘this is precisely the type of risk that the Constitution’s Emoluments Clauses were intended to prevent.’”

Caitlin Oprysko, “Judiciary Dems to investigate Trump push to host next year’s G-7 at his Doral resort,” Politico, August 28, 2019 5:17 pm

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