Richard Painter served as ethics attorney for President George W. Bush.
He appeared on ABC News this morning and said Trump will be in violation of the Constitution when he is sworn in on Friday if foreign money is not removed from the Trump Organization.
Without hesitation, Painter stated the following:
“Yes, I believe he must remove all the foreign government payments — and this includes banks and corporations owned by foreign governments — by Friday or he will be in violation of the Constitution.”
He continued, “The founding fathers knew that foreign governments would try to meddle in our elections and meddle in our politics, and so they did not want any foreign government money coming to anyone holding a position of trust within our government.”
Trump has not responded to the comments made by Painter.
Bush ethics attorney: Trump will be in violation of Constitution when he takes oath on Friday if foreign money not removed from organization pic.twitter.com/BIqPK9aOuY
— ABC News (@ABC) January 15, 2017
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