Thursday, March 9, 2017

"RELATING TO THE FINANCIAL PRACTICES OF THE PRESIDENT"

 
(from the Congressional Record 3/8/2017) 
 
IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

                            February 9, 2017

 Mr. Nadler submitted the following resolution; which was referred to 
                     the Committee on the Judiciary

                             March 8, 2017

March 8, 2017 

 Reported adversely with an amendment, referred to the House Calendar and ordered to be printed [Strike out all after the resolving clause and insert the part printed in italic] _______________________________________________________________________ RESOLUTION: Of inquiry directing the Attorney General to transmit certain documents to the House of Representatives relating to the financial practices of the President. 

 
Resolved, That the Attorney General of the United States is 
directed to transmit, to the extent that such information is in the 
possession of the Attorney General, (in a manner appropriate to 
classified information, if the Attorney General determines appropriate) 
to the House of Representatives, not later than 14 days after the date 
of the adoption of this resolution, copies of any document, record, 
memo, correspondence, or other communication of the Department of 
Justice, including the Office of Legal Counsel, or any portion of any 
such communication, that refers or relates to--
           (1) any criminal or counterintelligence 
        investigation targeting President Donald J. Trump, National 
        Security Advisor Michael Flynn, Paul Manafort, Carter Page, 
        Roger Stone, or any employee of the Executive Office of the 
        President;
 
          (2) any investment by any foreign government or 
        agent of a foreign government in any entity owned in whole or 
        in part by President Donald J. Trump; 
 
           (3) President Trump's proposal to maintain an 
        interest in his business holdings, while turning over day-to-
        day operation of those interests to his sons Donald J. Trump, 
        Jr., and Eric Trump; 
 
          (4) President Trump's plan to donate the profits 
        of any foreign governments' use of his hotels to the United 
        States Treasury, including the decision to exclude other 
        payments by foreign governments to any other business
        holdings of the Trump Organization from that arrangement; 
 
          (5) the Foreign Emoluments Clause (U.S. 
        Constitution, Article I, Sec. 9, Clause 8) as it may pertain to 
        President Donald J. Trump or any employee of the Executive 
        Office of the President; 
 
          (6) any of the following Federal statutes 
        governing conflicts of interest as they may pertain to 
        President Donald J. Trump or any employee of the Executive 
        Office of the President:
                    (A) The Ethics in Government Act of 1978 
                (5 U.S.C. App. 101 et seq.).
                    (B) Section 3110 of title 5, United States 
                Code (concerning employment of relatives).
                    (C) Section 7342 of title 5, United States 
                Code (concerning receipt and disposition of foreign 
                gifts).
                    (D) Section 7352 of title 5, United States 
                Code (concerning gifts to Federal employees).
                    (E) Section 201 of title 18, United States 
                Code (prohibiting bribery of public 
                officials).
                    (F) Section 208 of title 18, United States 
                Code (prohibiting participation by government officials 
                in matters affecting their personal financial 
                interest).
                    (G) Section 211 of title 18, United States 
                Code (prohibiting acceptance or solicitation to obtain 
                appointive public office).
                    (H) Section 219 of title 18, United States 
                Code (prohibiting Federal officers and employees from 
                acting as agents of foreign principals).
                    (I) Section 1905 of title 18, United 
                States Code (prohibiting disclosure of confidential 
                information). 
 That the Attorney General of the United States is directed to 
transmit, to the extent that such information is in the possession of 
the Attorney General, (in a manner appropriate to classified 
information, if the Attorney General determines appropriate) to the 
House of Representatives, not later than 14 days after the date of the 
adoption of this resolution, copies of any document, record, memo, 
correspondence, or other communication of the Department of Justice, 
including the Office of Legal Counsel, or any portion of any such 
communication, that refers or relates to--
            (1) any criminal or counterintelligence investigation 
        targeting President Donald J. Trump, National Security Advisor 
        Michael Flynn, Paul Manafort, Carter Page, Roger Stone, or any 
        employee of the Executive Office of the President;
            (2) any investment by any foreign government or agent of a 
        foreign government in any entity owned in whole or in part by 
        President Donald J. Trump;
            (3) President Trump's proposal to maintain an interest in 
        his business holdings, while turning over day-to-day operation 
        of those interests to his sons Donald J. Trump, Jr., and Eric 
        Trump;
            (4) President Trump's plan to donate the profits of any 
        foreign governments' use of his hotels to the United States 
        Treasury, including the decision to exclude other payments by 
        foreign governments to any other business holdings of the Trump 
        Organization from that arrangement;
            (5) the Foreign Emoluments Clause (U.S. Const. art. I, 
        Sec. 9, cl. 8) as it may pertain to President Donald J. Trump 
        or any employee of the Executive Office of the President; and
            (6) any of the following Federal statutes governing 
        conflicts of interest as they may pertain to President Donald 
        J. Trump or any employee of the Executive Office of the 
        President:
                    (A) The Ethics in Government Act of 1978 (5 U.S.C. 
                app. 101 et seq.).
                    (B) Section 3110 of title 5, United States Code 
                (concerning employment of relatives).
                    (C) Section 7342 of title 5, United States Code 
                (concerning receipt and disposition of foreign gifts).
                    (D) Section 7353 of title 5, United States Code 
                (concerning gifts to federal employees).
                    (E) Section 201 of title 18, United States Code 
                (prohibiting bribery of public officials).
                    (F) Section 208 of title 18, United States Code 
                (prohibiting participation by government officials in 
                matters affecting their personal financial interest).
                    (G) Section 211 of title 18, United States Code 
                (prohibiting acceptance or solicitation to obtain 
                appointive public office).
                    (H) Section 219 of title 18, United States Code 
                (prohibiting federal officers and employees from acting 
                as agents of foreign principals).
                    (I) Section 1905 of title 18, United States Code 
                (prohibiting disclosure of confidential information).
                                                  House Calendar No. 18

115th CONGRESS

  1st Session

                              H. RES. 111

                          [Report No. 115-28]
 
  

Additional sponsors: Ms. Lee, Ms. Kaptur, Mr. Cicilline, Ms. Velazquez, 
Mr. Blumenauer, Ms. Jackson Lee, Ms. Speier, Mr. Sarbanes, Mr. Johnson 
  of Georgia, Mr. Cohen, Ms. Shea-Porter, Mr. Kennedy, Mr. Pocan, Mr. 
 Pallone, Ms. Clark of Massachusetts, Mr. Capuano, Mr. Espaillat, Mr. 
  Beyer, Ms. DeGette, Mr. Gutierrez, Mr. Perlmutter, Mr. Quigley, Mr. 
   McGovern, Ms. Eshoo, Mr. Ted Lieu of California, Mrs. Carolyn B. 
  Maloney of New York, Ms. Clarke of New York, Mr. Danny K. Davis of 
   Illinois, Mr. Foster, Mr. Doggett, Ms. Bonamici, Ms. Jayapal, Ms. 
     Schakowsky, Mr. Lynch, Mrs. Lowey, Ms. McCollum, Mr. Smith of 
    Washington, Mr. DeFazio, Mrs. Watson Coleman, Mr. Cardenas, Ms. 
    Slaughter, Mr. Peters, Mr. Walz, Mr. Courtney, Mr. Deutch, Mr. 
DeSaulnier, Mr. Vargas, Ms. Meng, Mr. Lowenthal, Mr. Lewis of Georgia, 
  Ms. Moore, Mr. Gallego, Mr. Tonko, Mrs. Lawrence, Mr. Serrano, Mr. 
  Larsen of Washington, Mr. Schneider, Ms. Tsongas, Mr. Panetta, Mr. 
 Garamendi, Mr. Conyers, Mr. Price of North Carolina, Mr. Aguilar, Mr. 
    Raskin, Mrs. Davis of California, Mr. Jeffries, Mr. Swalwell of 
California, Ms. Maxine Waters of California, Mr. Engel, Mr. Thompson of 
Mississippi, Mr. Clay, Mr. Neal, Mr. Polis, Mr. Huffman, Ms. Bass, Mr. 
Richmond, Mr. Evans, Mr. Brady of Pennsylvania, Mr. Meeks, Mr. Crowley, 
 Mr. Thompson of California, Mr. Yarmuth, Mr. Sean Patrick Maloney of 
 New York, Mr. Brendan F. Boyle of Pennsylvania, Mr. Soto, Mr. Himes, 
   Ms. Lofgren, Mr. Keating, Mr. Brown of Maryland, Mr. Suozzi, Mr. 
Ruppersberger, Mr. Schiff, Mr. Scott of Virginia, Mr. Crist, Mr. Welch, 
 Mr. Kilmer, Ms. DeLauro, Ms. DelBene, Mr. Connolly, Mr. Grijalva, Mr. 
 Khanna, Mr. Lipinski, Mr. Higgins of New York, Mr. Schrader, Mr. Ben 
    Ray Lujan of New Mexico, Ms. Matsui, Mr. Rush, Ms. Gabbard, Mr. 
    Loebsack, Mr. Michael F. Doyle of Pennsylvania, Ms. Adams, Mr. 
Langevin, Mr. McNerney, Ms. Sanchez, Mr. Hastings, Mr. Butterfield, Ms. 
    Frankel of Florida, Ms. Judy Chu of California, Mr. Sires, Mr. 
 Norcross, Mr. Pascrell, Mr. Payne, Ms. Michelle Lujan Grisham of New 
Mexico, Mr. Sherman, Mr. Levin, Mr. Carbajal, Ms. Titus, Mr. Carson of 
Indiana, Mr. Delaney, Ms. Esty, Mr. Moulton, Mr. Kind, Miss Rice of New 
   York, Mr. Gene Green of Texas, Ms. Pingree, Mrs. Napolitano, Ms. 
 Brownley of California, Ms. Blunt Rochester, Mr. Krishnamoorthi, Mr. 
    Larson of Connecticut, Ms. Roybal-Allard, Mrs. Dingell, and Mr. 
                               Gottheimer

                             March 8, 2017