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July 18, 2019

Swalwell Reintroduces Bill to Prevent Presidents Enriching Themselves While They're in Office

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Posted: Thursday, June 27, 2019 12:00 am

Following a new report which found representatives of at least 22 foreign governments have spent money at Trump Organization properties, Rep. Eric Swalwell (CA-15) reintroduced the Prevent Corrupting Foreign Influence Act on Tuesday. The bill would make it a criminal offense for the President, Vice President, their families, or companies in which they have at least half-ownership to accept or receive anything of value from a foreign power or from any company that is more than 50 percent controlled by a foreign power.

“This new report shows more evidence of a significant foreign cash flow to President Trump that violates the United States Constitution,” Swalwell said. “Two and a half years into his presidency, Donald Trump continues to make money in nearly two dozen countries around the world. This kind of behavior is unprecedented and unacceptable. The American people deserve to know their president is working for them, and them only.”

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