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The attorneys general of Maryland and the District of Columbia are preparing to move forward with subpoenas for President Trump's papers in their lawsuit. Constitution's emoluments clause.
U.S. Judge Peter J. Messitte gave the order for discovery in the case to proceed to D.C. Attorney General Karl A. Racine and Maryland Attorney General Brian Frosh, who trumped the illegally profiting off the presidency. The list of subpoena targets will be released on Tuesday.
President Trump is violating the Constitution's emoluments clauses – our nation's original anti-corruption laws, "Racine said in a statement.
The lawsuit has zeroed in on the Trump International Hotel, only blocks from the White House, and has not.
There have been questions about Trump's legal and business entanglements since he took office, which have been compounded by the president's refusal to release his personal tax returns and hesitation to sever ties with his business empire.
The Trump Hotel is the Old Post Office building.
Last month, that measure against Trump could go ahead, marking the first time at emoluments case has ever gone to trial in US History. Trump and the Justice Department had requested a stay.
Democratic lawmakers are also pursuing an emoluments lawsuit against the president, arguing that he is using his trump administration ,