Court says Trump cannot dodge foreign corruption lawsuit


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Court says Trump cannot dodge foreign corruption lawsuit

On Friday, the 13th of September 2019, a US Federal Court had rekindled a lawsuit accusing US President Donald Trump of violating US constitutional law by profiting from the domestic and foreign officials acting as some patronisers of his hotels and restaurants businesses, a move which might allow a watchdog group to getting closer to obtaining financial records of Trump’s real estate company.

In point of fact, a three-judge panel of a NY-based 2nd US Circuit Court of Appeals had voted 2 to 1 to set aside a hearing of a lower court on Friday (September 13th) which initially ruled the case out because the plaintiffs were incapable to prove that they were actually being harmed by Trump’s role as US President.

Nonetheless, the hearing of Friday (September 13th) had dealt with the fact whether the case should be heard, however, it had not addressed directly whether Trump had violated the constitutional legislations. Meanwhile, the case filed by plaintiffs including a watchdog group, Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington, accused the US President of failing to disintegrate him from his hotel and restaurant businesses, which eventually made him vulnerable to charges by the officials seeking favour from the US President.

In point of fact, US Constitution’s anti-corruption “emoluments” provisions, prevented the president form accepting payments or gifts from foreign government officials without Congressional Consent.