Judge Peter Messitte has ordered the first disclosure of evidence in a lawsuit filed by the Attorney General of Washington and Maryland by the end of the month. The rest of the evidence they are looking for, as well as the levies, should be received by June.
They claim in the lawsuit that the President issued a constitutional clause against the banning of gifts and benefits by foreign and domestic governments because of his involvement Hurt family business at Hotel Trump in Washington.
Maryland and DC said the Trump International Hotel's stores had other nearby hotels and entertainment properties had a competitive disadvantage, and the Hotel Trump received special tax breaks for the hotel, which received its landlord lease before Trump's election.
D.C. Attorney General Karl A. Racine welcomed Monday's ruling and said that summonses are in progress: "We will now provide summonses to third-party organizations and federal agencies to gather the necessary evidence that President Trump is violating the constitutional clauses of our constitution." Original Anti-Corruption Laws. "
The state is likely to summon several Trump-affiliated organizations, including the Trump organization and the trust that manages the president's assets.
The Department of Justice has announced that it could request the 4th US Circuit Court of Appeals to stop the discovery process.
In a lawsuit before the Judge's verdict on Monday, Trump's attorney wrote that the President must have been involved in various judicial activities in the previous case, including "drafting, drafting," and negotiating a protection order and one Information stored on electronically stored information, indicating that the President may have been notified. Information about the Trump International Hotel may not be shared publicly or with anyone outside the case as it progresses.
His lawyer argued : "The president must consider the many investigative inquiries and responses of the other parties trade; He will also need to review the significant third-party discovery by the plaintiffs. In July, Messitte ruled against the Trump Legal Team's demand to dismiss parts of the lawsuit, and stood largely on the side of defining Maryland and DC as "pay." Advantage.
Messiah's ruling in July offered the Term "honorary" because it essentially forbade the President to receive in his private capacity "anything more than minimal profit, profit or advantage".
The court has not yet decided whether Trump as an individual will be sued in the matter. His personal lawyer asked the court for a hearing on this aspect.