Do payments from foreign governments to Donald Trump’s personal businesses violate the US Constitution? That is the reason Democratic Attorneys General of Maryland and Washington DC are reportedly filing a lawsuit against President Donald Trump. The bottom line is that they will do almost anything to remove Trump from the White House, but doing so will still not put Hillary in office.
The attorneys general of Maryland and Washington D.C. reportedly plan to file a lawsuit Monday against President Trump alleging that foreign payments to his businesses violate the Constitution.
A similar lawsuit was filed in January, but the case from two Democratic attorneys general may stand a better chance in court because it is the first brought by government entities, according to Reuters. The attorneys allege Trump violated the Constitution’s emoluments clause.
According to The Washington Post, which first reported the lawsuit, the lawsuit focuses on Trump’s decision to retain ownership of his company when he became president. Trump insisted in January that he was moving business assets into a trust to be managed by his sons and eliminate possible conflicts…
The Department of Justice just filed a 70-page legal brief explaining why payments to Trump’s personal businesses are legal and not in violation of the US Constitution. They cite incidents of a number of early presidents, including George Washington, who’s personal businesses accepted payments from foreign governments while holding the office of president.