Blumenthal-Nadler Statement on CREW v. Trump

Dec 21, 2017 Issues: Government Oversight, Trump

U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-CT), Ranking Member of the Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on the Constitution, and U.S. Representative Jerrold Nadler (D-NY), Ranking Member of the House Judiciary Committee, released the following statement after Judge George Daniels’ ruling in CREW v. Trump in the Southern District of New York:

“We look forward to proceeding with our lawsuit, which has an entirely distinct and different claim on standing. In fact, Judge Daniels’ opinion confirms what we have always said – that the Foreign Emoluments Clause gives Congress a crucial right and responsibility to protect the American people from foreign corruption.  But Congress cannot fulfill that responsibility so long as the President fails to come to Congress and disclose the benefits he wishes to accept from foreign governments. We filed suit to ensure that the President stops accepting benefits from foreign governments without first obtaining the consent of Congress – as the Constitution requires – and we expect to prevail.”