Nearly 200 Democratic Lawmakers Sue Donald Trump Over Emoluments Clause Violations

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Nearly 200 Democratic Lawmakers Sue Donald Trump Over Emoluments Clause Violations

Nearly 200 Democratic lawmakers sue Donald Trump on Wednesday morning alleging that “his continued ties to his business empire violate the U.S. Constitution,” the USA Today reports.

“The unprecedented legal action accuses Trump of violating the Emoluments Clause of the U.S. Constitution, which prohibits federal officials from accepting gifts or titles from foreign governments without congressional approval.”

The lawsuit alleges Trump has chosen to accept numerous benefits from foreign states without first seeking or obtaining congressional approval.

“The lawsuit will have the greatest number of congressional plaintiffs of any lawsuit against the president in the nation’s history.” The plaintiffs include Sen. Richard Blumenthal, Rep. Joaquin Castro, Sen. Elizabeth Warren, Rep. John Conyers, Rep. Maxine Waters, Rep. Adam Schiff and Rep. Eric Swalwell.

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