Judge lets emoluments case proceed

Trump International Hotel

Via the Washington Post:

A federal judge on Wednesday rejected President Trump’s latest effort to stop a lawsuit that alleges Trump is violating the Constitution by continuing to do business with foreign governments.

The ruling, from U.S. District Judge Peter J. Messitte in Greenbelt, Md., will allow the plaintiffs in the case — the attorneys general of Maryland and the District of Columbia — to proceed with their case, which says Trump has violated the Constitution’s little-used emoluments clause.

The plaintiffs now want to interview Trump Organization employees and search company records to determine which foreign countries have spent money at Trump’s hotel in downtown Washington

2 thoughts on “Judge lets emoluments case proceed

  1. Oligarch (we are talking about corrupt oligarchs right?) Betsey Devos, Sec. of Education, wants to assure that no other ‘Trump University’ is sued out of existence for fraud, so she’s changing the rules.

    Capitalist DeVos is getting rid of the regulations permitting class-action lawsuits.
    Going forward only individuals will be allowed to sue and they will be required to prove that the fraudulent colleges “knowingly deceived” them.

    The only thing that Trump cares about is making money. It’s legitimizes his ego.
    So Trump only hires people who will permit him, and the other oligarchs, to make as much money as they want unencumbered by regulations, restrictions, and oversight.

    Trump hires people like DeVos, Pruitt, Zinke, and nominates judges like Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court, to make sure that corporations and not the people are empowered.

  2. This will be reversed on appeal. The Emoluments Clause stands on the same footing as impeachment, it is exclusive to Congress.

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