Raskin demands Trump pay back $7.8 million from foreign governments: ‘Stunning violation’

House Oversight Committee ranking member Jamie Raskin (D-MD) sent a letter to former President Donald Trump demanding that he return the more than $7 million his businesses made from foreign governments while he was president.

Last week, Raskin released a report detailing that 20 foreign governments spent at least $7.8 million at properties owned by Trump while he was president and claimed this was a violation of the Constitution’s foreign emoluments clause, which prohibits sitting presidents from taking money from foreign states without the approval of Congress, which Trump did not have.

Now, Raskin is demanding that Trump return that money.

“The Constitution makes clear that as President, ‘without the Consent of Congress,’ you were prohibited from accepting ‘any present, Emolument, Office, or Title, of any kind whatever, from any King, Prince, or foreign State,’”
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