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GIVE IT UP! 200 democratic lawmakers file lawsuit against Trump

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Almost 200 senators and representatives are plaintiffs in a lawsuit against President Donald Trump over foreign money flowing into his global business empire. They allege Trump is violating the “emoluments clause” of the Constitution. It’s being filed early Wednesday in U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia, the lawmakers said.

The plaintiffs argue they have standing to sue because the clause says only Congress may approve foreign gifts and payments. Sen. Richard Blumenthal, a Connecticut Democrat who helped organize the lawsuit saying:

“The framers gave Congress a unique role, a unique right and responsibility.”

Wake up liberals!

Trump turned over control of his real estate development, management and marketing company to his adult sons and a senior executive, he did not divest from it.

Two Democratic attorneys general filed a similar claim earlier this week. Days after Trump’s inauguration in January, a liberal-funded government watchdog filed a lawsuit as well. A restaurant group and two individuals in the hotel industry later joined as co-plaintiffs.

Trump and the Justice Department have called these lawsuits baseless and argue the clause isn’t intended to prevent normal business such as hotel payments and real estate transactions.

Rep. John Conyers, a Michigan Democrat, said he and Blumenthal have gathered the “greatest number of congressional plaintiffs on any lawsuit against a president,” and says they’re taking the action “not out of any sense of pleasure or partisanship but because President Trump has left us with no other option.”

Blumenthal and Conyers plan to send letters to their Republican colleagues Wednesday asking them to join the effort.

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