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Author Topic:   Emoluments, campaign donations and bribes
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11-16-2019 11:22 AM

There 3 main places in the Constitution that refer to emoluments:

The United States Constitution - The U.S. Constitution Online - USConstitution.net

Article I - The Legislative Branch Note

Section 1 - The Legislature

All legislative Powers herein granted shall be vested in a Congress of the United States, which shall consist of a Senate and House of Representatives.

Section 6 - Compensation

No Senator or Representative shall, during the Time for which he was elected, be appointed to any civil Office under the Authority of the United States which shall have been created, or the Emoluments whereof shall have been increased during such time; and no Person holding any Office under the United States, shall be a Member of either House during his Continuance in Office.

Section 9 - Limits on Congress

No Title of Nobility shall be granted by the United States: And no Person holding any Office of Profit or Trust under them, shall, without the Consent of the Congress, accept of any present, Emolument, Office, or Title, of any kind whatever, from any King, Prince or foreign State.

Article II - The Executive Branch

Section 1 - The President

The executive Power shall be vested in a President of the United States of America. He shall hold his Office during the Term of four Years, and, together with the Vice-President chosen for the same Term, be elected, as follows:

The President shall, at stated Times, receive for his Services, a Compensation, which shall neither be increased nor diminished during the Period for which he shall have been elected, and he shall not receive within that Period any other Emolument from the United States, or any of them.

In other words, you get your salary, and anything else is an emolument and it is proscribed.

When Senators and Representatives and Presidents leave office richer than what their salary provides they should account for where the money came from.

Was it a bribe?


Edited by RAZD, : No reason given.

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