Judge green lights congressional Democrats' emoluments lawsuit against Trump

Dec 2015
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Judge green lights congressional Democrats' emoluments lawsuit against Trump
By Lucien Bruggeman

"A federal judge has given congressional Democrats a green light to pursue their lawsuit against President Donald Trump that argues under the Constitution, Congress must consent to all foreign payments, or emoluments, he gets to his businesses, including his Trump International Hotel in Washington, D.C."
"The judge’s order, and a similar case in Maryland, could give Democrats a way get hold of President Trump’s tax returns through pre-trial discovery. Democrats say the documents could shed light on possible conflicts of interest involving the president, his foreign business deals, and even Russian efforts to interfere in the 2016 election. The president would likely fight any such efforts."
"In other words, the Democrats argue, members of Congress must vote to consent to whether a president can keep a gift or thing of value from a foreign power, and they couldn't do so if they didn't know about the payments."









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Good ruling for much needed transparancy and information about business dealings that Americans want to know about concerning Trump.