Jun 15 2017
The state of Maryland and the Distrıct of Columbia have sued U.S. President Donald Trump on Monday, alleging he has violated the constitution's anti-corruption clauses, APA reports quoting Anadolu Agency.
The announced lawsuit adds to Trump's woes as he grapples with congressional and a special prosecutor's probes into his campaign's alleged ties with Russian Federation, which United States intelligence agencies say meddled aggressively in the 2016 election to held Trump win. It claims Trump violated two anti-corruption rules in the Constitution that prohibit the president from pulling in profits from businesses he owns, controls or prospers from. It comes amid investigations by special counsel Robert Mueller III of conspiracy between Trump associates and the Russian government during the presidential campaign past year. Trump said in January that he was shifting his business assets into a trust managed by his sons to eliminate potential conflicts of interests.
The Emoluments Clause is not a piece of law that has been the subject of debate or clarification by the courts, largely because it has rarely been an issue.
The suit detailed the popularity of the opulent Trump International Hotel with foreign officials since his January 20 inauguration, alleging the hotel "has specifically marketed itself to the diplomatic community".
Monday's lawsuit, the first by a government body against Trump over the emoluments provision, comes on the heels of other lawsuits, challenging Trump's decision to financially benefit from his enterprises while serving in the White House.
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Salman said any struggle for influence between Iran and Saudi Arabia has to take place "inside Iran, not in Saudi Arabia". The Interior Ministry in a statement increased the number of wounded to 52, up from 40.
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The United Arab Emirates has threatened to impose an economic embargo against Qatar along with several Gulf states. Erdogan signed off deals on the Turkish Parliament's approval late on Thursday night, Xinhua news agency reported.
Deepak Gupta, a lawyer for one of the plaintiffs, told the Associated Press on Friday that the suit has proper standing because it includes plaintiffs who compete with the president's hotels and restaurants for business from foreign governments.
"Like the unfairly maligned press corps and the courts, state attorney generals are serving as a necessary check and balance in the Trump era where others fail", he said.
The White House did not immediately respond to requests for comment.
But the two Democratic attorneys general say their lawsuit is unique, because they are suing as sovereign entities on behalf of residents of Maryland and Washington, D.C. They say the Trump Hotel in the nation's capital affects business in the Washington area.
While Frosh and Racine note several instances of foreign diplomats staying at the Trump hotel - and that the Kuwaiti Embassy appears to have moved an event to the hotel from another Washington venue - it does not cite an example of a guest pulling out of a Maryland hotel to stay at the Trump property. "But he takes a step over here and puts on his businessman hat, they can funnel as much money to him as they want".
The Justice Department filed papers on Friday asking a judge to dismiss the NY suit, arguing that the challengers lack standing to sue, and that the emoluments clauses don't apply to the types of private commercial transactions at issue.
The lawsuit is the latest and most significant legal challenge to Trump over the issue of emoluments and thought to become another legal headache for Trump following special counsel Robert Mueller's probe into possible Russian meddling in the US presidential campaign and court challenges to the president's controversial travel ban.
Jun 15 2017
Tillerson: US committed to 'One China' policy, also Taiwan
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Jun 13 2017
Taylor Swift Brings Back Her Albums On Spotify Plus Other Streaming Services
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Jun 12 2017
United Kingdom exit poll: Conservatives may fall short of majority
The start of Brexit talks due on June 19 risk being pushed back, as the Conservatives debate whether to rethink their strategy . Rachel Sheard, who cast her vote near the site of the London Bridge attack, said the election certainly wasn't about Brexit.
Jun 12 2017
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Alexis has been heavily linked with a big-money transfer this summer as he enters the final 12 months of his contract at Arsenal . Since moving to North London in 2014, Sanchez has scored 72 goals in 144 appearances in all competitions.
Jun 12 2017
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Jun 12 2017
Boris Johnson denies plot to topple UK PM Theresa May
May lost her two closest aides on Saturday as she struggled to reassert her leadership after a crushing election setback. Davidson was one of the few Conservative success stories in the election as the Scottish wing of the party won 13 seats.
Jun 12 2017
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Jun 12 2017
LeBron looking at Lakers and Clippers after 2018? Report
His mom took it a step further insisting she's staying put in Miami, 'You go back, I'm not going with you'. Iguodala's Warriors are up 3-0 in the NBA Finals, and therefore close to ending the season.
Jun 11 2017
Two US soldiers killed and two wounded in attack by Afghan soldier
The US forces in Afghanistan confirmed the latest "friendly fire" incident, Xinhua news agency reported. In March, an Afghan soldier wounded three Americans in Helmand province .
Jun 11 2017
London bridge attackers tried to get a larger truck: Cops
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