A Civil suit is moving along against Trump trying to keep his properties that ARE earning him income despite the Emoluments Clause, which says an American President cannot accept ‘gifts’ , read money from being in office….
Trump hotels have been patronized deliberate bu foreign government officials presumably to curry flavor with Trump…
The Justice lawyer have framed their argument in terms of separation of powers…..
One could find a LOT of doubt in that argument….
DOJ lawyers argued that conducting discovery, including the release of the financial records on Trump and his properties, on a sitting president could trigger “significant separation-of-powers concerns.”
“Moreover, the public interest is decidedly in favor of a stay because any discovery would necessarily be a distraction to the President’s performance of his constitutional duties,” the document states.
Officials in Maryland and D.C. have sought financial records on Trump and his properties. They argue, as alleged in the lawsuit, that Trump has personally benefitted from his presidency and is harming other competing businesses.
“After winning two major rulings in this case already, we anticipated President Trump’s most recent motion,” D.C. Attorney General Karl Racine said in a statement obtained by the Associated Press. “Nonetheless, our case is still moving forward. We are on track to propose a schedule for discovery by September 14, and we hope to request relevant documents shortly thereafter.”
Trump has faced several legal challenges alleging that he is violating the Emoluments Clause, which blocks elected officials from receiving gifts or benefits from foreign governments without the approval of Congress…..