Maryland judge to hear foreign payments case against Trump

Staff Writer

GREENBELT, Md. (AP) — A Maryland federal judge will hear arguments in a case accusing President Donald Trump of violating the Constitution by accepting payments from foreign and state governments.
Monday’s arguments before U.S. District Judge Peter Messitte will delve into the substance of the “emoluments clause” and what it means. The clause bans accepting benefits from foreign or state governments without congressional approval.
The plaintiffs, Maryland and the District of Columbia, have argued that Trump is capitalizing on the presidency and causing harm to businesses trying to compete with his Washington, D.C., hotel...To read more, please refer to our print or online edition.

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