Monday, October 21, 2019

Trump DOES know Ukrainian Lev Parnas - "phony Emoluments Clause"

The private Instagram account of Lev Parnas has revealed new evidence of his close relationship with the Trump family and his very close relationship with Rudy Giuliani.

Trump has repeatedly denied knowing Parnas. “I don’t know them. You’ll have to ask Rudy.”

In August 2018, Parnas posted a photo of a signed, personalized thank-you note from Trump “Lev Parnas, Thank you for your friendship and dedication to our cause.”
Parnas posted multiple photos of himself with Trump and his family. Donald Trump appears to have signed for Melania.
The Title of Nobility Clause is a provision in Article I, Section 9, Clause 8 of the United States Constitution, that prohibits the federal government from granting titles of nobility, and restricts members of the government from receiving gifts, emoluments, offices or titles from foreign states and monarchies without the consent of the United States Congress.

Also known as the Emoluments Clause, it was designed to shield the federal officeholders of the United States against "corrupting foreign influences."

What is truly disturbing is that Trump gives a rationale why the US constitution is 'phony' in his mind. It's because he believes it's costing him money ($2 to $5 Billion?) to be POTUS and this gives him the 'right' to gifts, even from foreign states.