Posted on February 23, 2017 (October 2, 2018) Share: In “Trump’s Get-Rich Quick Presidency”, The American Prospect explores President Trump’s business conflicts and his “tendency to treat the presidency as a cash machine have drawn fresh scrutiny in light of the Russia scandal.” The article points out how our campaign to revoke the corporate charter of The Trump Organization, Inc. presents an alternative strategy to address growing concerns about Trump’s conflicts of interest. The courts, Congress, and federal ethics agencies all exercise power to hold Trump accountable, notes Kennedy. A challenge for some organizations bringing lawsuits, including the watchdog group Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington, is that plaintiffs must prove they have the legal standing to sue. The campaign-finance advocacy group Free Speech for People got around this quandary recently with a creative legal tactic. The group has called on New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman, who has a history of tangling with Trump, to revoke the Trump Organization’s business charter in the Empire State. “The organization is engaged in colluding with the President of the United States to violate the U.S. Constitution and the rule of law,” says John Bonifaz, Free Speech for People’s co-founder and president. The group also points to the Trump Organization’s history of alleged fraudulent, discriminatory, and illegal activity in New York as evidence that its charter should be revoked. Schneiderman has said that he and other Democratic attorneys general are discussing the charter challenge, and that litigation may follow.