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Record #: R2017-394   
Type: Resolution Status: Failed to Pass
Intro date: 5/24/2017 Current Controlling Legislative Body: Committee on Committees, Rules and Ethics
Final action:
Title: Call for U.S. House of Representatives to support resolution authorizing and directing House Committee on Judiciary to investigate whether sufficient grounds exist for impeachment of President Donald J. Trump
Sponsors: Pawar, Ameya, Cappleman, James, Moore, Joseph, Reboyras, Ariel, Tunney, Thomas, Munoz, Ricardo, Moreno, Proco Joe, Ramirez-Rosa, Carlos, Santiago, Milagros, Arena, John, Lopez, Raymond A., Osterman, Harry, Smith, Michele, Silverstein, Debra L., Villegas, Gilbert, Austin, Carrie M., Waguespack, Scott, Foulkes, Toni, Mell, Deborah, Taliaferro, Chris, Burnett, Jr., Walter, Hopkins, Brian , Maldonado, Roberto, Scott, Jr. Michael, Sadlowski Garza, Susan, Curtis, Derrick G., Cardenas, George A., Moore, David H., Zalewski, Michael R., Valencia, Anna M.
Attachments: 1. R2017-394.pdf
Related files: R2019-362

City Council Meeting May 24, 2017


WHEREAS, Many businesses receive, and their streams of income include, emoluments from foreign governments, states of the United States, or the United States itself; and

WHEREAS, Leading constitutional scholars and government ethics experts warned Donald J. Trump shortly after the November 2016 election that, unless he fully divested his businesses and invested the money in conflict-free assets or a blind trust, he would violate the Constitution from the moment he took office; and

WHEREAS, On Jan 11, 2017, nine days before his inauguration, Donald J. Trump announced a plan that would, if carried out, remove him from day-to-day operations of his businesses, but not eliminate any of the ongoing flow of emoluments from foreign governments, state governments, or the United States government; and

WHEREAS, On Jan 20, 2017, Donald J. Trump took the oath of office and became President of the United States; and

WHEREAS, From the moment he took office, President Trump was in violation of the Foreign Emoluments Clause and the Domestic Emoluments Clause of the United States Constitution; and

WHEREAS, during the campaign Donald Trump promoted a ban on Muslims entering the country, denigrating Mexican immigrants, people of color, the disabled, our LGTBQ neighbors, Gold Star families, women, indigenous communities, and Jews; and

WHEREAS, after taking office, Donald Trump has worked to implement his Muslim ban, defund Planned Parenthood, discriminate against our LGBTQ neighbors, attack Historically Black Universities, pollute and destroy our environment, foment divisions between black and brown communities, propose cuts to the arts, public broadcasting, and programs to protect the Great Lakes; and

WHEREAS, and more recently on May 16, 2017, it was reported that Donald Trump sought to obstruct the Federal Bureau of Investigation's investigation into Russian interference in the November 2016 election by instructing the Bureau's D...

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