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Lawsuit to call for ban on payments to Trump firms from foreign powers

Lawsuit to call for ban on payments to Trump firms from foreign powers

A US legal watchdog is to file a lawsuit accusing President Donald Trump of violating the US constitution by allowing his businesses to accept payments from foreign governments.The Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington will seek a court order on Monday forbidding Trump from accepting such payments, which it will allege violate the constitution’s emoluments clause, said Deepak Gupta, a lawyer working on the case.Trump did business with countries including China, India, Indonesia and the Philippines, the group noted in a statement. “When Trump the president sits down to negotiate trade deals with these countries, the American people will have no way of knowing whether he will also be thinking about the profits of Trump the businessman,” it said.Source: TheGuardian

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