Maryland and D.C. file suit against Trump claiming emoluments clause violation
WASHINGTON D.C. – Attorneys general for Maryland and the District of Columbia announced Monday that they are suing President Donald J, Trump for violating one of the U.S. Constitutions antcorruption clauses.
At a press conference Maryland Attorney General Brian E. Frosh and District of Columbia Attorney General Karl A. Racine filed a lawsuit against the president, citing his real estate properties – including the Trump International Hotel in Washington D.C. – and alleged business deals between foreign governments at the Trump Organization as evidence the president violated the Constitution’s Emoluments Clause.
The Emoluments Clause is a portion of the Constitution the states the president cannot receive a title of nobility from a foreign government or a salary other than the one Congress pays the president.
“I can tell as I look that as I look out the window and see the tower of the Trump International Hotel, we know exactly what’s going on every single day,” Racine said. “We know that foreign governments are spending money there in order to curry favor with the President of the United States.”
I found a missing Russian in Washington D.C. yesterday.
He’s a funny guy and an easy guy to get along with overall. Boris Epshteyn, an assistant to the president, a friend of President Trump’s son and a well-known surrogate on the television circuit for this administration has gone walk about.
Last week the administration quietly acknowledged Boris has left to “pursue other interests in the administration,” according to Sarah Huckabee Sanders.
“Paulie, you won’t see him around no more,” Clemenza warned us as he made spaghetti sauce and the Corleones went to the mattresses. Sorry. Strong sense of déjà vu.
Somewhere in this county right now a 14-year-old girl is confused, angry and hurting. Dragged into a bathroom at her high school and repeatedly raped, she has been violated and her humanity torn from her in a way no child should ever face.
An 18-year-old illegal immigrant stands accused of the crime along with a 17-year-old juvenile illegal immigrant – one of whom was facing deportation hearings - and because of who they are the story has taken on national significance.
When approaching a growling dog wagging its tail, which end do you believe?
That’s the conundrum facing reporters in the White House press corps as the new administration works its way into a second month in office.
On the one hand we have a president calling the media the enemy while Tuesday press secretary Sean Spicer told assembled reporters the president has a “Deep respect for the First Amendment and the press.”
So much has gone on in the first three weeks of President Trump’s first term it makes one wonder whether or not he will need to run for a second term.
He apparently intends to implement all of his campaign promises as quickly as possible. He’s told us there’s a new sheriff in town. He’s told us he intends to keep his word. He’s told other members of government to get on his side – because it’s his way or the highway.
The Sentinel’s first “get” of the new presidential administration occurred Tuesday night around 7 p.m. outside of the West Wing of the White House.
While the expanded press pool waited inside the press room to be led over to the East Wing where the president and members of the Senate and House were scheduled to announce a Supreme Court nominee, a group of people gathered at the gate near the West Wing.
They looked to be guests. They were very well dressed and festive and they appeared to be friends and family of whoever the nominee was.
A Rockville resident and others urged White House visitors to offer gratitude to the late president who preceded President Barack Obama in America’s fight for civil rights.
Prayer at the Pump founder Rocky Twyman joined Silver Spring residents Tyman and Arnelle Hardy in front of the White House with parishioners from South Carolina’s Kingdom Church Ministry July 27 to sing, pray, and remember President Lyndon Johnson for his role in signing the historic Civil Rights Act of 1964 and Voting Rights Act of 1965.
“This is an extension of our Pray at the Pump Movement. We’re hoping that Hillary Clinton or Barack Obama will find a way to recognize President Johnson.” Twyman said.
The Whitman girls basketball team – fresh off a state championship run less than four months ago – had to cancel their summer league matchup in Germantown against Good Counsel on Monday.
Instead of playing against the Falcons at the Discovery Sports Center, the Vikings accepted an invitation to the White House for a ceremony honoring the 2015 WNBA champion Minnesota Lynx.
“It was quite an honor,” said Whitman head coach Peter Kenah, who noted that the trip to the nation’s capital marked his second visit to the White House but was a first for many of his players.