Democrats are filing a suit against President Donald Trump alleging his private business violates the Constitution’s ban on gift or payments from foreign governments, The Washington Post said.
What We Know:
- On Tuesday, Judge Emmet G. Sullivan refused the request of the president’s legal team to dismiss the case.
- The case was brought to Maryland and the Justice Department lawyers, siding with the president, have succeeded in temporarily blocking subpoenas for financial records and other documents related to Trump’s hotel.
- “On Monday Donald Trump and his family will file suit in New York against their biggest lender and one of their banks, to try to stop them from complying with subpoenas from congressional committees,” according to The Washington Post.
- Trump lawyers stressed that the prohibition only applies to payments revived for government action taken by a president in his official capacity, and not considered a transaction with private business and foreign governments.
A dozen house committees are looking into financial information related to the Trump Organization, its accounts, and lenders.