Emoluments suit vs. Trump now personal as well as official


WASHINGTON (AP) — Attorneys general of Maryland and the District of Columbia have expanded their lawsuit accusing President Donald Trump of accepting gifts from foreign and state governments, suing him not only as president but in his personal capacity as a businessman.
Legal experts say Friday's move takes the "emoluments" clause of the Constitution into uncharted legal waters, since it has been interpreted as only applying to presidents in their official capacity.
The lawsuit, filed in federal court in Maryland, is one of several challenging Trump's ties to his business ventures... read more

 
24 February 2018 in Politics, Views: 24
Source: Chron
 


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