Monday, January 23, 2017

Liberal watchdog group to file lawsuit arguing Trump has already violated Constitution

A liberal watchdog group announced plans over the weekend to file a lawsuit against President Donald Trump just four days into his presidency arguing that he has already violated the Constitution.
Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington said in a press release late Sunday that they are filing a federal lawsuit Monday to “stop President Trump from violating the Constitution by illegally receiving payments from foreign governments.”
According to CREW, the suit will argue that Trump has violated the Constitution’s foreign emoluments clause, which “prohibits Trump from receiving anything of value from foreign governments, including foreign government-owned businesses, without the approval of Congress,” according to the group.
At the center of the issue is Trump’s failure to fully divest himself from his business empire, which continues to do business with foreign governments and businesses owned by foreign governments, CREW alleges.


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