Oral arguments this week in lawsuit against Trump over Emoluments Clause


A federal court in New York is expected to hear oral arguments this week in a lawsuit that alleges President Trump’s restaurants and hotels have benefited unfairly by doing business with foreign governments.

The law firm Gupta Wessler PLLC will argue on behalf of the government watchdog group Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington and others on Wednesday that Trump violated the Emoluments Clause, which bars the president from accepting gifts or other benefits from foreign leaders without congressional consent, Deepak Gupta tweeted.


{mosads}”We argue that the President is violating these clauses in a number of ways, including through patronage by foreign and domestic governments at the Trump International Hotels in Washington, D.C. and New York, leases held by foreign governments at New York’s Trump Tower, and other business dealings in foreign countries,” the law firm said on its website.

Trump and the White House have dismissed the suit and similar, saying that he has not violated the clause because he handed over management of his family’s companies to his children and handed over ownership of his personal trust.




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