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Judge Denies DOJ Bid to Halt Emoluments Lawsuit Against Trump

HeadlineNov 05, 2018

A federal court has denied a bid by the Justice Department to halt a lawsuit accusing President Donald Trump of violating the U.S. Constitution’s ban on receiving bribes from foreign powers. The suit accuses Trump of violating the Foreign Emoluments Clause of the Constitution by receiving payments from foreign governments through the Trump International Hotel in Washington, D.C., and other establishments around the world. The lawsuit could force Trump to reveal financial records, including his income tax returns, which Trump has refused to make public.

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