By: Rachael Revesz
The campaign hinges on Mr Trump’s intention to keep his commercial real estate empire intact while in office
A website with the aim of impeaching the new President of the United States has launched at the same time as the White House website takes down information on LGBT people, climate change and posts inaccurate statistics about rising crime.
NPR reports that over 50 lawsuits spanning 17 states have been filed against the sitting President of the United States in his first two weeks of office. This has never happened. News.com out of Australia reports that Trump also has offended Mexico and Australia in the past two weeks. Additionally, more than half a million signatures have accumulated on a petition to impeach Donald Trump, in an “Impeach Trump Now” movement that the lawyer spearheading the petition says, is a movement that is “well underway.” – inquisitr
The ImpeachDonaldTrumpNow.org website and movement is being led by two liberal advocacy groups, Free Speech for People and RootsAction, which aim to oust the 45th President from the nation’s highest office.
Within hours of his inauguration, the website was hard to load, perhaps under the swell of user activity.
The main evidence of their case lies on Mr Trump’s insistence that he will continue to own his golf resorts and hotels whilst in office and then inherit them back from his sons after he leaves office.
Ethics experts, including former ethics counsels to President Barack Obama and President George W Bush, warned that Mr Trump should divest from his commercial holdings and put the assets in a blind trust to ensure he would avoid conflict of interest. Mr Trump is doing neither.
Experts have even warned that Mr Trump would be in breach of the US Constitution’s Foreign Emoluments Clause, which prevents Presidents from accepting gifts from foreign leaders, as soon as he steps into office. One way in which he was accused of violating this clause was through his hotel business, where foreign leaders could stay and pay expensive prices in the hope it would benefit their relationship with Mr Trump.
“If we were wait for all the ill effects that could come from this, too much damage to our democracy would occur,” Ron Fein, legal director at Free Speech for People, told The Washington Post.
Article excerpt [independent]