2016 ELECTION/EMOLUMENTS: “The U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit ruled Friday that former President Donald Trump’s accounting firm, Mazars USA LLP, must turn over some financial records pertaining to the time period surrounding his 2016 election, as well as his time in the White House, to the Democrat-controlled House Oversight Committee. The court […]

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EMOLUMENTS/LAWSUIT/SUPREME COURT: “The Supreme Court tossed out two lawsuits Monday [Jan. 25, 2021] claiming that Donald Trump’s business dealings as president violated the Constitution’s ban on receiving financial benefits from states or foreign officials. The cases raised a novel question about a president’s ability to receive income from businesses patronized by government officials. But once […]

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DEMS/EMOLUMENTS/SUPREME COURT/TRUMP BUSINESS: “The Supreme Court on Tuesday [Oct. 13, 2020] put an end to a lawsuit brought by congressional Democrats that accused President Donald Trump of violating anti-corruption provisions in the U.S. Constitution with his business dealings. The justices refused to hear an appeal by 215 Senate and House of Representatives Democrats of a […]

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EMOLUMENTS/LAWSUIT/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “A federal appeals court in New York on Monday let stand an earlier decision to allow a group of hotel and restaurant owners to sue President Trump for allegedly violating the Emoluments Clause of the Constitution. The ruling by the 2nd Circuit Court of Appeals to deny Trump’s request for a rehearing […]

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COURTS/EMOLUMENTS/LAWSUIT/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “Democratic and Republican-appointed judges clashed sharply Thursday [12-12-19] over a lawsuit claiming that President Donald Trump is violating the Constitution by profiting from the spending of foreign and state government officials at his luxury Washington hotel. A quartet of lawyers argued for nearly three hours over highly complex legal issues spurred by […]

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EMOLUMENTS/HOUSE OF REPS/IMPEACHMENT/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “When the House drafts articles of impeachment in the coming days, one of the original accusations of wrongdoing against President Donald Trump — that he is illegally using his office to make money — is unlikely to make the cut. It’s a blow to lawmakers and watchdog groups who have […]

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EMOLUMENTS/LAWSUIT/NEW YORK/TRUMP BUSINESS: “A federal appeals court in New York on Friday [9-13-19] revived a lawsuit alleging that President Trump is illegally profiting from his hotels and restaurants in New York and Washington in violation of the Constitution’s anti-corruption, or emoluments, clauses. In a two-to-one decision, a panel of judges for the United States Court […]

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DEMS/EMOLUMENTS/LAWSUIT/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “A lawsuit from Democratic members of Congress over Trump business earnings from foreign governments while President Donald Trump is in the White House can continue to move forward, a federal judge decided on Tuesday [4-30-19]. The ruling, which firmly rebukes the President’s arguments, will empower Congress if they seek more information about […]

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CONGRESS/DEMS/EMOLUMENTS/LAWSUIT/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “A U.S. federal judge ruled on Tuesday [4-30-19] that Democrats in Congress can move forward with a lawsuit accusing President Donald Trump of violating the law by accepting gifts or payments from foreign governments through his businesses. U.S. District Judge Emmet Sullivan denied a motion by Trump to dismiss the lawsuit filed […]

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DEMS/EMOLUMENTS/LAWSUIT/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT/TRUMP BUSINESS: “Democratic lawmakers scored another victory Tuesday [4-30-19] in their lawsuit accusing President Donald Trump of violating the Constitution by doing business with foreign governments. U.S. District Court Judge Emmet Sullivan rejected the Justice Department’s argument that the term ‘emolument’ in the Constitution should be read narrowly to apply to payments that […]

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