Sen. Dianne FeinsteinDianne FeinsteinDems get it wrong: 'Originalism' is mainstream, even for liberal judges Human rights leaders warn against confirming Gorsuch Feinstein sees slipping support among California voters: poll MORE (D-Calif.) responded to protesters Friday questioning her about ousting President Trump by suggesting that the president is "gonna get himself out."
Feinstein was taking questions from a group in Los Angeles when a protester claimed "we know that he is breaking laws every day" and "he has obvious dealings with Russia."
“There’s so many things that he’s doing that are unconstitutional. How are we going to get him out?” the protester asked, according to video posted on Twitter by Los Angeles Times reporter Javier Panzar.
Feinstein stopped short of suggesting that Trump be impeached.
"I can't answer that right now," she responded later when another member of the crowd asked if Trump had committed any impeachable offense.
Feinstein, the top Democrat on the Senate Judiciary Committee, alluded to recent travel by Trump's two adult sons, Donald Jr. and Eric. The pair were in Dubai last month to open a new golf club.
"I think sending sons to another country to make a financial deal for his company and then have that covered with government expenses, I believe those government expenses should not be allowed," she said.
Feinstein suggested Trump's potential conflicts of interest bring into question a possible violation of the Constitution's "emoluments clause" prohibiting federal officials from accepting payments from foreign governments.
Trump announced in January that he was handing control of his business empire to his two adult sons and placing his assets into a trust. But he has faced criticism that the arrangement doesn't constitute a "blind" trust, over which neither he nor his family would have control.
While Trump said he would give up control of his business during his presidency, he would still have limited access to information, such as profit and loss statements.