Almost 1 Million People Have Now Joined a Campaign to Impeach Trump, and You’ll Never Guess Why


Meanwhile, as of 10:11 am EST Friday, 818,172 people had joined a campaign to impeach Donald Trump… an unprecedented campaign which began right away on the day Trump was inaugurated.

While Trump supporters are bashing the movement as merely coming from a group of people who are doing it because they don’t like Trump and throwing a little temper tantrum like babies because they are mad that he won, the group’s reasoning at least on the surface appears to be a lot more complicated than that.

Unconstitutional conflict of interest.

Via “Impeach Donald Trump” under “Grounds for Impeachment”:

President Trump’s personal and business holdings in the United States and abroad present unprecedented conflicts of interest. Indeed, President Trump has admitted he has conflicts of interest in some cases. For example, the Trump Organization has licensing deals with two Trump Towers in Istanbul, and has received up to $10 million from developers since 2014.[1]  President Trump admitted recently that “I have a little conflict of interest, because I have a major, major building in Istanbul.”[2]

Crucially, some of these business arrangements violate the U.S. Constitution’s Foreign Emoluments Clause, which provides: “[N]o Person holding any Office of Profit or Trust under [the United States], shall, without the Consent of the Congress, accept of any present, Emolument, Office, or Title, of any kind whatever, from any King, Prince, or foreign State.”[3] The purpose of this provision is to prevent foreign influence or corruption. “Emoluments” from foreign governments include “any conferral of a benefit or advantage, whether through money, objects, titles, offices, or economically valuable waivers or relaxations of otherwise applicable requirements,” even including “ordinary, fair market value transactions that result in any economic profit or benefit to the federal officeholder.”[4]

Many of the Trump Organization’s extensive business dealings with foreign governments, businesses owned by foreign governments, and other foreign leaders violate this ban.

It really is pretty straightforward… and it’s the same reason that Hillary Clinton had conflicts of interest during her tenure as Secretary of State ala the Clinton Foundation.

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So one side admonished Hillary for her obvious conflicts of interests while the other ignored them, and the same holds true for Trump — one side is admonishing him for conflicts of interests, while his supporters make excuses for them.

That aside, technically presidents, congress, and even federal judges are at least exempt from Title 18 Section 208 of the U.S. code which says executive branch employees aren’t allowed to participate in government matters involving personal or family financial interest. That’s why they get away with so much b.s. as it is.

“It appears that presidents have mostly escaped the normal web of ethics and conflict-of-interest laws,” said Scott Amey, general counsel at the Project on Government Oversight, a nonpartisan government accountability watchdog. Amey added that presidents are allowed to accept gifts in many cases, too.

It’s been this way since at least 1974, when the Justice Department issued a letter saying Title 18 Section 208 did not apply to the president. Congress expressly codified the exemptions in 1989.

Of course they did.

In the 1974 letter, the Justice Department said the legislative history of this conflict-of-interest provision indicated that it was never intended to apply to the president. Additionally, the Justice Department said placing conflict-of-interest laws on the president could constrain him in a potentially unconstitutional manner, though it did not give specific examples. (source)

Regardless of if it is the U.S. Constitution’s Foreign Emoluments Clause or Title 18 Section 208, the ethical issues here are obvious. As much as people might not want to see it, the pro-impeachment crowd has actually raised more than a few good questions.

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For starters, could this have anything to do with why Turkey and Saudi Arabia were so conspicuously absent from Trump’s travel ban? Will Trump’s Middle Eastern foreign policy boil down to playing favorites based on multi-million-dollar business holdings which (should) have nothing to do with being president of the United States?

It’s a tough position that puts some of Trump’s most enthusiastic pro-Constitution supporters into a bind.

Trump promised to resign from his companies and hand control over to his kids before taking up his post as president… but as of inauguration day, ProPublica reported that there was no record he had actually done so.

Three days later a few pieces of paperwork came out regarding a small handful of his businesses in Florida. White House Strategic Communication Director Hope Hicks then claimed Trump had resigned from all of his businesses but that the documents are “not public at this time”. Regardless, there is no evidence Trump has actually divested from any of his companies.

Meanwhile, even if his kids have temporarily taken the reigns of Trump Inc., the president obviously has a vested interest in his kids businesses anyway. Who, as a parent, wouldn’t?

Yet, Trump went so far as to insert himself personally on a national stage in his kid’s business dealings — even though he’s president. For more on that, here we have President Trump excoriating a business to his 24.5 million Twitter followers because it refuses to peddle his daughter’s clothing line:


Shortly afterward, Trump adviser Kellyanne Conway peddled Ivanka Trump’s clothing line during an interview with Fox News from the White House briefing room.

With the official White House logo behind her head, Conway said, “I’m going to give a free commercial here. Go buy it today, everybody. You can find it online,” she said, calling it “a wonderful line” and claiming she personally owns some of Ivanka Trump’s designs.

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Should someone with the title “counselor to the president” be giving “free commercials” from the White House for the president’s daughter’s clothing line?

Supposedly Conway the counselor has been “counseled” on this, but can you imagine the outrage if Hillary got into the Oval Office and her “counselor” did the same for, say, Chelsea’s book?

Melissa Dykes is a writer, researcher, and analyst for The Daily Sheeple and a co-creator of Truthstream Media with Aaron Dykes, a site that offers teleprompter-free, unscripted analysis of The Matrix we find ourselves living in. Melissa and Aaron also recently launched Revolution of the Method and Informed Dissent. Wake the flock up!

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24 Responses to Almost 1 Million People Have Now Joined a Campaign to Impeach Trump, and You’ll Never Guess Why

  1. New Yorker says:

    Do these protesters work? OR is George paying all of these mooches???

    We won ..America won!!!

  2. GabbyinFlorida says:

    OH Frick off losers. Good Grief they don’t get that there is no constitutional law that says he can’t own a business. Its disgusting. 1mil progressives or folks that have no idea what they signed or why. Try DJT has over 12.5 million followers on Twitter what does that tell you losers. Grow up.

  3. Meg says:

    Michelle Obama always gave commercials for the clothes she was wearing. J Crew is just one that comes to mind. And, by the way, I don’t see anything wrong with it. So why is it such a big deal now.

    • HH says:

      Michelle former first thing, will be hosting cupcake wars. From the white house to cupcake wars..hahahahhah

    • wsurfs . says:

      That’s right..!! Nancy Reagan, Jackie Kennedy….ALL of the First Ladies….promoted the clothes they were wearing and no doubt they got perks and/or money for doing so..! There are so many people jealous of the Trumps……because they are rich….because they are powerful…because they are white…..THAT is the problem..!! We know Washington is riff with all kinds of conflicts of interest, insider trading and back-scratching deals..! So, Ivanka Trump wearing a dress she designed is the least..!!

      On another note, I don’t know if you are a tennis player or not but the black tennis star, Venus Williams, has her own clothing line and wears it in the matches and promotes it..! Nobody says anything about that..! just saying.!

  4. runsinquicksand says:

    Good grief Melissa Hillary got away with, at the minimum, treason. Same for Oliar the golf pimp. Trump’s profits from foreign entities will go straight into our treasury. Some Republicans said what Conway did was wrong. We have so many things to fix in this country that to me this is a non issue considering the last Administrations illegal in our faces corruption.

  5. Janice Evans Pfeiffer says:

    The people that signed are either illegals, terrorists or druggies all paid to sign. Most likely all lies anyway!

  6. Rob says:

    Funny, they never said anything when Obluder’s Book was being touted…..but I forget with the liberals, it’s all about them. They will use ANYTHING they can, but the silent majority stood up and said enough is enough! We want America back!

  7. Interestedintruth says:

    These people who sign this petition, and I’d guess the author of the piece, just aren’t used to a POTUS who’s actually earned $ in the real world. They’d prefer a politician who’s gone into political office a person with a bit of savings and come out a multimillionaire due to bribes, etc.

  8. lloyd Lisco says:

    Some people Hate Success.

  9. Dennis Habern says:

    I believe that these worthless turds have picked on the wrong president to impeach.
    For the past 8 years, under the dictatorship of the worthless Black turd of a half-baked Mulatto POS of a token Tar-Baby ex-Muslim POTUS and Bill Clinton, the drug runner from Arkansas, these same turds never demonstrated or signed a letter to indicate that they desired for these two shitbirds to suffer the embarrassment of impeachment, especially the worthless Black turd from Kenya, and not to forget Hillary Rotten Clinton, whom is an effn Communist and Saul Alinskies ex-lover, the same Communist Saul Alinsky that wrote his book, “RULES FOR RADICALS,” in which he dedicated to Lucifer, the Devil. This book was written for those turds whom maintained visions of grandeur to bring any country to its knkees, similar to the worthless Black 44th POTUS from Kenya, the worst POTUS that the United States has elected/selected. Instead, they have designated the only worthwhile POTUS whom has maintained the courage and guts to stanad-up to the current establishment, in his efforts to eliminate corruption and the current “GOOD OLD BOYS” clubs in his quest to make the United States a country of law and order, within the confines of our American Constitution. Previous POTUS’s have always catered to the Establishment in order to reap the benefits of their donations, both overtly and covertly, while at the same time, the MSM has covered for them, primarily because they themselves are part of the Good Old Clubs that our 45th POTUS desires to eliminate. There has been talk of the third Civil War, as the American Revolutionary War in 1776, set the example, but I do not believe that current Americans maintain the stomach to become involved in such an enterprise, as they failed once again, to impeach this worthless Black turd, your 44th POTUS. Had this worthless Black 44th POTUS been impeached, I would not be sitting here typing this blog. The very idea that this worthless, Democrat judge, maintained the audacity to queston the law that permits a POTUS to determine whom comes into the United States or whom is not permitted to enter the U.S. Our 45th POTUS has stated that he will not press the issue until his selection of the nineth Supreme Court judge has been confirmed. A very smart move by our 45th POTUS, although by rights, he maintains the law on his side to disregard
    the judge’s rant and proceed with his original order, but permitting this decision to
    reach the Supreme Court, it will set a prescedence for the future. Our 45th POTUS
    always remains a few steps ahead of his enemies, out-thinking and out-maneuvering
    them to make them appear the amateurs that they are. These worthless Demovrat
    turds, forget that our 45th POTUS, has maintained 40 years of experieince dealing
    with the Democrats on a global basis, and therefore, his former years matriculated
    as a student in a military academy, has taught him to love our military, which this
    worthless Black turd and Hillary Rotten Clinton could never accomplish, because
    both of these turds are Communists, it taught him that there is only one method to
    accomplish his goals, and that is to strive for the best, in his belief of his creator.
    It appears that it will be an uphill battle for our 45th POTUS to endure, but once the
    mold has been broken, it is doubtful that the Democrats will ever amount to anything
    worthwhile, as they have never amounted to anything worthwhile since their inception.
    Remember too, the Democrats are the originators of the Klu Klux Clan.

  10. ihatelibs says:


  11. The Ghost says:

    I don’t think I’ve read one thing positive about President Trump. Why are these people including this “conservative” commentator always writing negative articles about our Commander-In-Chief???? I think the President and his team is our last chance to save the great things about Western Culture. I think these political writers are hoping that if they throw enough mud at him, some will stick in the normal Americans’ opinion of him.

    How about all the good things he is doing to keep his promises to the American people that are deliberately not being reported or twisted into a bad light.

    I won’t read or watch the Mainslime Criminal Lying Treasonous False News Media and now it seems I must boycott Melissa Dykes as well !!

    • runsinquicksand says:

      Me thinks they are envious of the President for having wealth, and the BALLS to speak out no matter how crude, because it hurts their ears, and ego.

  12. grumpyhillbilly says:

    So basically we should be exclusively ruled over by a political class, because it’s been working so well without the dreaded conflict of interest. Who cares about the political class being enriched by lobbyists’ goodies and political donations. Guess that means bribes aren’t a conflict of interest?

  13. wsurfs . says:

    I remember after Barack INSANE Obama was placed in office by the powers that be….because we all know that he was not actually elected…!! . All I wanted to see was the complete destruction of that so-called “man”..! I wanted to see him impeached for his antiAmerican hate and deliberate treasonous acts against the country. In my entire life, I have never witnessed a United States president who hated the United States so much….oh, and BTW still does..!

    What we are seeing here is a similar reaction from the left. The only difference being that the left engages in violent anarchy and the right tries to handle their discontent in a more sane and sensible way. These paid anarchists are reacting exactly the way their leaders demand and direct…including Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama….These anarchists have their marching orders and I don’t see them just going away because they are very well funded…! This is just another tactic to take down the United States of America. It won’t work because there are enough GOOD, DECENT, INTELLIGENT PEOPLE in our country to outsmart them…!! .

    • ihatelibs says:


      • wsurfs . says:

        I have the exact-one-in-the-same (not so) humble opinion of that TREASONOUS FRAUDULENT AMERICA HATER..!! It was a wonderful and great day when he and his FUGLY “wife” got out of our White House..!!

  14. HarpDiem says:

    This article is nit picking.

    • wsurfs . says:

      That is exactly right…! A strong, effective tactic from the left is to nitpick every little thing in order to distract from the real issues..! The good news is that these malcontents will never win. There are too many good, decent people in our country to allow them to gain a real foothold..!

    • ihatelibs says:

      yup . They ( the LEFT ) is trying to Pick , FLY SHOUT out of Pepper

  15. VirgoVince says:

    The first and only reason is, they DON’T know what the fuck they’re doing and are ‘bought and paid for’ trolls/shills for george soreass (soros)!!
    KNOCK OFF THE BULLSHIT and get back to MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN, safe and secure for ALL Americans!! THIS IS the LAST chance we’re going to get!!
    WAKE UP and WISE UP!!

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