Keystone Pipeline and the "ethics" Lawsuit against Trump are examples of the U.S. Constitution’s Emoluments Clause, at work.
But, of course, you do NOT get it.
ARTICLE I, SECTION 9, CLAUSE 8
The extreme right wants the harm that Keystone Pipeline can cause...
The U.S. Constitution’s Emoluments Clause, states that Congress (as a result of the majority of Americans determining the want it so, the extreme right now controls Congress) is the one who determines if there is any problem with the funds Trump receives from the real world of Capitalist business...
They now OWE HIM -- and will pay him back by approving his play with regard to his business interests.
The alternative is, of course, for them to decide they would prefer Mike Pence to be President -- in which case, it does not matter what Trump does, the extreme-right will join with the extreme-left and together they will, in a bipartisan drive to destroy America, remove Trump and install Pence.
Are you going to enjoy POTUS PENCE -- who hates Healthcare, Hates Social Security, Hates Public Assistance, Hates Immigrations and ... well, he HATES everything that is good for the people and is deeply devoted to inflicting THE MOST HARM ON THE MOST PEOPLE.
ALSO, he is NOT a POTUS Cousin -- the last POTUS who was like Trump was Andrew Jackson ... like Trump with Keystone Jackson supported the destruction of Indian Rights and lands.
PENCE has absolutely no connection to American History and. as such, would be the first POTUS in 228-years with no heritage to protect... he will happily destroy the nation.
U.S. Constitution’s Emoluments Clause, at work... trade a possible harm to get leverage to prevent a major destruction ... or, as the left-wing seems dedicated to ... cause that major destruction.
and America dies.
The ethics lawsuit being threatened by an unnamed, or specified, "US legal watchdog" is based on idea propagated by a group of lawyers and researchers who claim Trump is receiving payments from foreign governments via guests at his hotels and leases on his buildings.
They argue that a clause in the constitution bans such payments because they somehow fit the definition of "[accepting a] present, Emolument, Office, or Title" from a foreign government.
That being the case, any foreign visitor is rendering such a gift to every store they shop at, every paid transportation they hire, every meal they buy, while in the country. Thus, if a Congressman or public official holds an interest in any business used by foreign visitors, they are accepting bribes by accepting payment for services rendered.
But the real fun is the intellectual and legal competence of these alleged "watchdogs".
Consider the key jurisdictional phrase/clause "without the Consent of the Congress". That means The US Congress, NOT The Courts, has jurisdiction to determine if money received for hotel services etc is a PRESENT to the POTUS... or "a salary, fee, or profit from employment or office." So, is the POTUS employed by the Hotel, or its guests when he is the owner?
Not that it matters -- since the issue is for the Congress to decide... and it affect any and all investments they might have -- including those in those supposedly "Blind Trusts". Just as with a "Blind Trusts", a Corporate Business owner who is not involved in day-to-day managerial operations is only aware of net profits received and not the explicit source of those funds.
Not that it matters -- since the issue is for the Congress to decide and not the Judicial Branch. The best the court can do is issue a default biased pre-determined ruling which needs not hear arguments by opposing counsels -- the court MUST state that the funds violate the law... since only Congress has the authority to say it does NOT violate it.
Such pre-determined rulings, made without any evidentiary basis, are themselves violations of legal ethics -- the term "Kangaroo Court" comes to mind.
American Justice is being flushed down the toilet when a group of anti-American idiots can bring a nonsense lawsuit against the President of the United States -- in obvious and complete violation of the US Constitution statement of Jurisdictional authority.
But it is another step toward the fulfillment of the prophecy of America's Destruction