Democrat lawsuit accusing Trump of profiting from presidency can proceed, judge rules

Independent | June 26, 2019

A federal judge ruled on Tuesday that a lawsuit that accuses Donald Trump of profiting off the presidency in violation of the Constitution's emoluments clause can move forward. US District Judge Emmett G Sullivan of the District of Columbia ruled against Justice Department lawyers who sought a mid-case appeal to a higher court and a stay on proceedings. The case brought by nearly 200 congressional Democrats argues that Mr Trump has been accepting gifts from foreign governments without congressional approval. Mr Trump, unlike modern presidents before him, has declined to fully divest from his businesses.

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IBM | October 13, 2021

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