Donald Trump’s Potential Dominican Republic Real Estate Deal May Violate the Constitution, Report Reveals


Jed Shugerman was quoted in Newsweek about Donald Trump’s new real estate deal in the Dominican Republic which could, if completed, violate the U.S. Constitution’s Emoluments Clause.

“What you have here is not a payment in cash, but allegedly a benefit of tremendous business value, from a foreign state. Benefits come in many forms and the founders understood that benefits come in many forms,” Jed Shugerman, a professor at Fordham Law, told Newsweek. “The Founding Fathers weren’t building high-rises, but they did understand the role of foreign states providing benefits to foreign leaders as a corrupt way of doing business, and the foreign emoluments clause was meant to be not just cash payments or bribes.”

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