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Trump Being Sued by Maryland and DC

USA Today

The attorneys general in the nation’s capital and Maryland plan to file a lawsuit against President Trump, arguing he is violating anti-corruption clauses in the Constitution by allowing his businesses to accept payments from foreign governments.

Maryland Attorney General Brian Frosh and Washington Attorney General Karl Racine, both Democrats, said in a statement that they will announce a “major lawsuit” Monday against Trump.

The Washington Post, which reviewed an advance copy of the lawsuit Sunday night, said the legal action centers on Trump’s decision to retain ownership of his real-estate and branding empire. The lawsuit alleges his continued ownership has left the president “deeply enmeshed with a legion of foreign and domestic actors” and violates the Emoluments Clause of the Constitution, which bars federal officials from accepting payments from foreign interests without congressional approval.

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