Judge hints at taking up Trump foreign payments case
GREENBELT, Md. (AP) — A federal judge in Maryland is hinting he may take up a case questioning whether President Donald Trump's business empire violates the "emoluments" clause of the Constitution.
U.S. District Judge Peter Messitte voiced skepticism Thursday about the government's defense of the president's handling of his expansive business interests.
Thursday's five-hour hearing in a courthouse in Washington's Maryland suburbs dealt with the Trump administration's motion to dismiss a case brought last June by the attorneys general of the District of Columbia and Maryland. The... read more
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