George A. Sorial
Executive Vice President and Chief Compliance Counsel
The Trump Organization
725 Fifth Avenue New York, NY 10022
Dear Mr. Sorial:
Thank you for your letter on May 11, 2017, responding to the Committee’s bipartisan request on April 21, 2017, for documents about steps the Trump Organization is taking relating to the President’s promise to donate to the Treasury all profits that his hotel makes from foreign governments.
Unfortunately, your meager response does not include the vast majority of documents we requested in our letter. Instead, you provided only a single document—a glossy, eight-page pamphlet that contains a total of 40 sentences—and an email forwarding this pamphlet to various Trump Organization entities. This pamphlet raises grave concerns about the President’s refusal to comply with the Constitution merely because he believes it is “impractical” and could “diminish the guest experience of our brand.”
Complying with the United States Constitution is not an optional exercise, but a requirement for serving as our nation’s President. If President Trump believes that identifying all of the prohibited foreign emoluments he is currently receiving would be too challenging or would harm his business ventures, his options are to divest his ownership or submit a proposal to Congress to ask for our consent. 1
If it was not crystal clear before this point, it should now be beyond obvious that OMP, as well as his campaign staff, were compromised by and/or are still colluding with Russia.
It is also manifestly evident the ReThugs in Congress, the majority party, have not done a single thing about said calamity. As to why, but really? We all know “why”: the ReThugs, already among America’s richest citizens, are counting on OMP to assist them in a money grab worthy of the Borgias – a tax cut aimed at the wealthy. Put another way, the wealthy ReThugs could care less that Russia is pulling OMP‘s strings if that results in lower taxes for their masters and more bribes for them. it’s that simple.
When I was a lad, hell, even a decade ago, this would be considered treason.
Wake up, people.