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United States Congress

President Donald Trump is refusing to adequately address his unprecedented conflicts of interest and put his assets into a blind trust. And Republicans in Congress are abandoning their responsibility to serve as a check on the executive branch.

Congress must use the full extent of its power to investigate Trump’s financial holdings, root out any potential conflicts of interest, and hold him accountable.

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Common Cause

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Our elected officials should govern in the public interest, not for personal financial gain. But Donald Trump's global business empire exposes him to massive conflicts of interest -- and the...

Our elected officials should govern in the public interest, not for personal financial gain. But Donald Trump's global business empire exposes him to massive conflicts of interest -- and the President is brazenly refusing to address them.

And by doing so, he's violating our Constitution, says a new lawsuit by nearly 200 Democratic members of Congress.

The "emoluments clause" of the Constitution forbids elected officials from taking payments from foreign governments, but the Trump Organization has business entanglements in more than 20 countries. We already know that foreign dignitaries are purposely patronizing Trump-owned hotels and other businesses to curry favor with the President -- and that could be just the tip of the iceberg.

Especially given the dark cloud already hanging over this administration and its potential ties to Russian election meddling, it's critically important that the American people know if our President is receiving money from foreign governments.

That's why we must call on the House Oversight Committee, and its Republican leader Trey Gowdy to use Congress's oversight role to fully investigate the President's conflicts and overseas business ties. The Democrats wouldn't have to sue if Congress was doing its job -- and we should use this moment to push them into action.

Americans agree that strong oversight is necessary to ensure that public servants look to their time in government as a way of contributing to society, not a way of enriching themselves and their friends. Add your name and demand that the House Oversight Committee investigate Donald Trump's conflicts of interest.

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