Normally there is a zero gray room when it comes to foreign money being given to Federal offical, that is till 2017 when the DOJ changed the normal protocol.
Clark’s article notes that in more than 50 legal opinions over some 150 years justice department lawyers have interpreted the clause in a way that barred any foreign payments or gifts except for ones Congress approved. But filings by the department since June 2017 reveal a new interpretation that “… would permit the president – and all federal officials – to accept unlimited amounts of money from foreign governments, as long as the money comes through commercial transactions with an entity owned by the federal official,” the professor writes.
so if there is someone Turkey want to bribe? just give some money to their privately owned company.
isn’t this the thing people claimed was illegal with the Clinton foundation?