Federal Judge Grants Dems The Right To Go After Trump & He Is Spitting Fire

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Despite the fact that Democrats haven’t begun impeachment hearings, they are strongly contemplating their next steps, and Mr. Trump is finding himself in a heap of legal trouble coming from every direction it seems.

On Tuesday, The Washington Post reported that a federal judge ruled that Congressional Democrats can move ahead with their lawsuit against Trump alleging that his private business violates the Constitution’s ban on gifts or payments from foreign governments.

According to The Post:

‘The decision in Washington from U.S. District Judge Emmet G. Sullivan adopted a broad definition of the anti-corruption law and could set the stage for Democratic lawmakers to begin seeking information from the Trump Organization. The Justice Department can try to delay or block the process by asking an appeals court to intervene.’

The judge gave a 48-page legal opinion, refusing the request of Mr. Trump’s legal team to dismiss the case. Judge Sullivan rejected Trump’s definition of emoluments saying it was “unpersuasive and inconsistent.”

According to The Post:

‘The lawsuit is one of two landmark cases against Trump relying on the once-obscure emoluments clauses of the Constitution.’

Sullivan also noted that the lawsuit alleges that Trump has received payments for hotel rooms and events from foreign governments, as well as licensing fees paid by foreign governments for his show “The Apprentice” and intellectual property rights from China.

The Post reported:

‘The emoluments cases, which could eventually end up at the Supreme Court, appear to mark the first time federal judges have interpreted these clauses and applied their restrictions to a sitting president.’

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