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Old June 12th, 2017, 10:13 AM   #1
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Trump sued over foreign payments by attorneys general

Hold on for a whole new twitterfest.

On the heels of his latest court defeat on his travel ban comes this:

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Officials in Maryland and Washington DC are suing Donald Trump for accepting payments from foreign governments via his business empire.

The lawsuit cites the US constitution's emoluments clause, which says no federal official should receive a gift or a fee from a foreign government.

The suit claims Mr Trump is "flagrantly violating the constitution", Washington DC's attorney general said.

It is the first such lawsuit filed by government entities.

"Never in the history of this country have we had a president with these kinds of extensive business entanglements or a president who refused to adequately distance himself from their holdings," Karl Racine, the District of Columbia attorney general said while announcing the lawsuit alongside Brian Frosh, Maryland's attorney general, on Monday.

A non-governmental organisation, Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington, lodged a similar legal action in January.
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Another federal court has ruled against President Donald Trump's revised executive order limiting travel from six predominately Muslim countries.

The ruling from a three-judge panel of the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals is yet another stinging loss from a court that similarly refused to reinstate Trump's original executive order on travel in February.

The judges largely affirmed a Hawaii judge's decision from March which found the core provisions of the revised executive order -- temporarily blocking all refugees and foreign nationals from six Muslim-majority countries from entering the US -- likely violated the Constitution because its primary purpose was to disfavor Muslims.

Monday's ruling will no doubt be appealed to the Supreme Court, which is already considering a similar case from the 4th US Circuit Court of Appeals in Virginia.
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