President Trump is being sued. 2 liberal groups have brought suit. One for Trump’s hotels stating he is in violation of the emoluments Clause of the constitution. Via Wapo:
The new plaintiffs will be added to the case on Tuesday morning, according to a spokesman for Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW), a D.C.-based watchdog group.
CREW had originally filed suit against Trump in federal court in January, alleging that — by continuing to own his business, which rents out hotel rooms and meeting spaces to other governments — Trump had violated the constitutional provision that bans “emoluments” from foreign powers.
Legal experts had said that the case faced a serious hurdle: It wasn’t clear that the watchdog group actually had standing to sue in the first place. What harm had it suffered, specifically, because of Trump’s actions.
A group called Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington claims President Trump is violating a little-known constitutional provision (Video: Jenny Starrs/Photo: Matt McClain/The Washington Post)
The new plaintiffs are intended to offer an alternative answer to that question. Both say that, as direct competitors of Trump’s restaurants and hotels, they may lose foreign clients, who may book with Trump properties to curry favor with the president.
The second suit has to do with Trump’s wiretap tweet regarding the Obama administration surveillance he and his transition team.
A group of liberal lawyers is suing the Justice Department and FBI over President Trump’s tweeted allegation of wiretapping ordered by then-President Barack Obama.
American Oversight is demanding records that support or disprove Trump’s March 4 tweet, “Just found out that Obama had my ‘wires tapped’ in Trump Tower.”
Austin Evers, the group’s director, told NPR, “We can get a straight, factual answer in the courts, by asking an unspinnable question: Do you have records to support the president’s tweets?”
Fox News does an excellent break down of each suit and their chances of prevailing.
Via Tea Partier: