Judge: Constitutional Violation Case Against Trump Can Proceed

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The Hill: “A federal judge on Wednesday rejected President Trump‘s effort to block a lawsuit accusing him of profiting from doing business with foreign governments in violation of the Constitution.”

“The state of Maryland and the District of Columbia claim in a lawsuit that Trump is violating the Emoluments Clause of the Constitution, which prohibits elected officials from receiving gifts or benefits from foreign governments without congressional approval.”

“The lawsuit addressed in court Wednesday focuses on the profit Trump makes from foreign officials staying in his Washington, D.C., hotel.”

“The president has drawn scrutiny for failing to fully divest from his business interests after taking office. Instead, he placed his assets in a trust controlled by Eric Trump and Donald Trump Jr.”