Judge allows lawsuit from Democratic lawmakers suing Trump over emoluments

A federal judge has ruled that a lawsuit against President Donald Trump can proceed, with the suit alleging that Trump is violating the Constitution by doing business with foreign governments. U.S. District Judge Emmet G. Sullivan found Friday that the plaintiffs in the suit – about 200 Democratic lawmakers – have standing to proceed in suing the president for what they say is violating the emoluments clause, which bars federal officials from taking payments from foreign states. The lawmakers have alleged that Trump has and will accept emoluments from foreign states because of his extensive business holdings around the world.

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