Richard Painter on the Emolument Clause Lawsuit Against Trump

The Costa Report

Sep 19 2017 • 52 mins


Former White House Ethics Lawyer for President George W. Bush, and current Professor of Law at the University of Minnesota, Mr. Richard Painter, joins the program to discuss the lawsuit filed against President Trump for violating the U.S. Constitution’s Emoluments Clause. What exactly is the Emoluments clause and is it possible to prove that tangible, measurable damage has resulted from violating it? We’re going to get the answers to those questions, and more from the man President Obama’s own ethic’s chief called, “the Number One Scholar in the Country on Government Ethics”.