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A federal judge has ruled that 200 Democratic members of Congress have legal standing to sue President Donald Trump for allegedly violating the emoluments clause of the Constitution by doing business with foreign governments while in office.
The emoluments clause bars presidents from accepting gifts from foreign and domestic interests without consent from Congress.
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The case argues that the president has received foreign government favors, such as Chinese government trademarks for his companies, payments for hotel rooms and event-space rentals by representatives of Saudi Arabia and Kuwait, and proceeds from Chinese or Emirati-linked government purchases of office space in Trump Tower.
U.S. District Court Judge Emmet Sullivan on Friday found that lawmakers have adequately shown that they...
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