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Attorneys General Are Officially Filing A Lawsuit Against Donald Trump - Here's Why

Throughout our nation’s history, there have been a countless number of elected officials that have felt the need to waste taxpayers' time and money while going out of their way to draw attention to themselves. Particularly egregious examples of that can be referred to as grandstanding, and we have our latest example courtesy of a pair of Attorneys General from Maryland and the District of Columbia.

As the New York Post shares, District of Columbia Attorney General Karl Racine and Maryland Attorney General Brian Frosh have filed suit against President Donald Trump. Their basis for the suit? They claim that Trump is in violation of the US Constitution because his real estate empire may receive money from foreign governments. As opposed to focusing on their own jurisdictions, Racine and Frosh have decided that it will be a brilliant use of their time to pursue this matter.

Rather than just file the necessary paperwork and allow the matter to work its way through the legal system, Racine and Frosh were kind enough to provide us with a living and breathing example of grandstanding by holding a press conference to show that they mean business.

“It’s unprecedented that the American people must question day after day whether decisions are made and actions are taken to benefit the United States or to benefit Donald Trump,” Frosh noted. “The president’s conflicts of interest threaten our country.”

Sounds like Frosh has the pulse of the American people. All of the everyday concerns about jobs, the economy, healthcare and national security pale in comparison to whether or not a foreign leader may be in a Trump property for an overnight stay. Thankfully, this dynamic duo is here to save the day while making sure their own priorities remain in check.

“We have economic interests that are impacted, but the most salient factor is that when the president is subject to foreign influence, we have to be concerned about whether the actions he’s taking - both at home and abroad - are the result of payments that he is receiving at the Trump Hotel, payments that he is receiving at Mar-a-Lago, payments that he is receiving at Trump Tower, payments that he is receiving in all of his other far-flung enterprises, and he brags about it,” Frosh would breathlessly add during an interview.

Lindsay Jancek, spokesman for the Republican National Committee, summed up the suit succinctly.

“From day one, President Trump has been committed to complete transparency and compliance with the law. The actions of the attorneys general represent the kind of partisan grandstanding voters across the country have come to despise,” she said. “The American people elected President Trump to lead this country, and it is time Democrats end their efforts to delegitimize his presidency.”
In short, Racine and Frosh have made a spectacle of themselves to call attention to a partisan talking point. Their efforts to do so amount to a colossal waste of time, not to mention the fact that they are basically thumbing their noses at their constituents by devoting resources to getting their names in the press instead of devoting more time to matters that actually impact those constituents.

Source: New York Post
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