Two States sue President Trump for business ties and foreign payments

Donald Trump has committed “unprecedented constitutional violations” by failing to separate his public responsibilities as president with his private interests as a businessman, according to a lawsuit filed by the attorneys general of Maryland and Washington on Monday.

The lawsuit, filed on Monday by DC attorney general Karl Racine and Maryland attorney general Brian Frosh, both Democrats in the US district court in Maryland, alleges that Trump has violated the emoluments clause of the US constitution by failing to relinquish ownership of his vast business holdings.

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The clause stipulates that government officials cannot benefit financially from the office they hold and prohibits them from receiving gifts, payments of anything of value from a foreign government or the states.

Credits- The Guardian

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