REPORT: Democrats introduce ‘SWAMP’ Act to restrict Trump’s meetings with foreign leaders

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A group of Senate Democrats introduced legislation Monday that would block the Trump administration from holding meetings with foreign heads of state at Trump-owned properties.

Sens. Jeff Merkley (Ore.), Ed Markey (Mass.) and Mazie Hirono (Hawaii) introduced the Scrutinizing White House Activities that Make Profits (SWAMP) Act.

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The measure would ban the administration from using taxpayer funds to meet with a foreign leader or hold other multilateral meetings at the Trump International Hotel, Trump Tower, Mar-A-Lago, the Doral, Fla., resort or any other property that the president or his immediate family have majority ownership in.

RELATED — VIDEO: HISTORIAN SPECULATES WHY TRUMP PICKED HIS DORAL HOTEL FOR G-7

Trump’s attempt to hold the G-7 at his own resort was corrupt. It was a violation of the Constitution. It was an abuse of power. And we must put an end to his self-dealing, Merkley said in a news release.

The fact that the President thinks that it is okay to write himself a check from taxpayer money and foreign governments shows the absolute depth of his corruption. It’s time for Congress to step in and make it crystal clear: President Trump cannot profiteer off of his meetings with foreign leaders—not with the G-7, not ever.

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8 Comments

  1. Howard Allen Altman October 21st, 2019 at 7:16 pm

    Democrats/socialists are scumbags period!

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  2. D October 21st, 2019 at 7:16 pm

    Did I misread previous news items or misunderstand what I read. Wasn’t the property offered at COST or FREE? I may not be an accountant, but if I give away something that I own or only charge what I paid, where is the profit? Just another news getting ploy to keep a lazy congress busy.
    The only federal SWAMP I see is housed in the House of Representatives, chaired by an hateful alligator with her friends the foxes and badgers.

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    • Neida October 21st, 2019 at 7:37 pm

      The President did say that the resort would not charge or if there was a charge ( like for security, food etc) would be nominal. Of course, no one has commented on that! Why don’t the Demorats donated their salaries to help with the homeless crises??!!!! Aren’t they the “party of the people “?

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    • roseann fioze October 21st, 2019 at 7:44 pm

      D you are correct – he offered it at cost so there would have been no profit and the taxpayers wouldn’t have been made to pay astranomical prices – wait till you get a hold of the bill! ouch!!!!!

      Francine they are just playing king and queen of your country. they forget that the American people kicked England out a long time ago and are not going to stand for another set of monarchs — how dare them make sure an assumption as if the president would pay attention to them anyway. what an insult to his office.

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  3. Francine October 21st, 2019 at 7:24 pm

    OMG, they have NO right to restrict him as the President & his contact with foreign leaders, who the hell do they think they are!!

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  4. Pam October 21st, 2019 at 7:38 pm

    That is so wrong .

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  5. Marion Marino-Meyash October 21st, 2019 at 8:12 pm

    That had better be a two way street.

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  6. Nancy October 22nd, 2019 at 5:45 pm

    I can’t wait till the bunch of them are voted out of office!! So many people are tired of their shenanigans. They are all so CORRUPT and act like a bunch of cry babies who do nothing but bully the President with all their lies and deceit. THEY NEED TO BE VOTED OUT!!!

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