Russian pro-Putin leader praises ‘brave’ Trump and offers to fly entire political party to Mar-a-Lago

Russian pro-Putin leader praises ‘brave’ Trump and offers to fly entire political party to Mar-a-Lago , The leader of a nationalist party in Russia has offered to fly his members out to Donald Trump’s private Florida residence in order to celebrate the US president’s impeachment “victory”.

Vladimir Zhirinovsky, head of the pro-Putin Liberal Democratic Party of Russia (LDPR), made the offer in a Saturday morning tweet in which he also offered his congratulations to Mr Trump, whom he described as “brave” and the “strongest” president in US history.

Congress after he attempted to pressure Ukraine into opening investigations into Joe Biden, a political rival.“Dear @realDonaldTrump, I congratulate you on your victory in the Senate and the failure of vile and false accusations against you.

If Mr Trump were to accept Mr Zhirinovsky’s offer of payment for a dinner at Mar-a-Lago, it would likely constitute a violation of the Emoluments Clause, which prevents presidents from receiving any gift or payment from foreign officials.

Mr Trump has, however, already angrily denounced the rule as the “phoney emoluments clause”. All members of the LDPR fraction are ready to fly to the USA to raise glass to your success. We propose you a dinner at our expense in Miami, where your beautiful Mar-a-Lago estate is located.

Mr Romney, a former Republican presidential nominee, delivered a damning speech to the Senate, accusing Mr Trump of an “appalling abuse of public trust” in attempting to pressure Ukraine to open investigations into a political rival in exchange for military aid.

Despite Mr Romney contributing to the bipartisan vote to convict Mr Trump, every other Republican senator sided with the president, meaning he was acquitted on the abuse of power charge by 52 votes to 48.

 

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