Norman Eisen, former chief White House ethics lawyer, said jurisdictions such as these are among the "most ideal plaintiffs" to impeach Trump over the finances spent lately because both attorneys share the same view, insisting on law enforcement.
The case by Racine and Maryland Attorney General Brian Frosh, both Democrats, has a better chance in court as the first government action over allegations that Trump, a Republican, violated the Constitution's so-called emoluments clauses, legal experts said.
"Mr Trump is unique in American history in violating the emoluments clause", Mr Frosh said. However, that trust is managed in part by his sons Donald Jr. and Eric, who said they brief the president on his company's profits.
"What we are saying the Constitution is being violated", said Racine. "Each President, regardless of temperament or ideology, has sought, in his own way, to honor that solemn vow [to defend the Constitution]", the lawsuit read. Congressional Democrats are expected to file a similar suit. Last week, a group of Democratic members of Congress said they also planned to file suit soon. The Saudis spent $270,000 at Trump's hotel while lobbying against the Justice Against Sponsors of Terrorism Act (JASTA), which would allow USA citizens to sue other governments for terrorist attacks.
In March, DC attorney general Karl Racine told Reuters that the District had suffered because it had subsidized the construction of Trump-owned hotels that are now impacted by foreign payments and commerce. Foreign and US government entities rent space in Trump-owned buildings.
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It was reported that the Embassy of Kuwait hosted an event in that hotel, although initially it had been booked at the Four Seasons Hotel. Trump's D.C. hotel, for instance, has already received $270,000 in revenue from government officials of Saudi Arabia during lobbying visits. In April, the ambassador of Georgia stayed at the hotel and tweeted his compliments. "This case is, at its core, about the right of Marylanders, residents of the District of Columbia and all Americans to have honest government", Frosh said, adding they need to see Trump's financial records to know the "extent of Trump's constitutional violations".
Maryland Attorney General Brian Frosh and District of Columbia Attorney General Karl Racine filed the lawsuit Monday. "It's not hard to conclude that partisan politics may be one of the motivations" for filing suit, Spicer said.
The suit is the first to be filed by a governmental entity, but it is the third such suit targeting Trump for refusing to divest from his private business and allegedly benefiting from foreign agents and other guests with business before the federal government who patronize Trump's properties.
The suit will allege that Trump has taken favors from the USA government.
As I said in a previous post, I think Donald Trump eventually will resign the USA presidency and that he'll concoct some excuse for doing so, which might be that the federal government is treating him unfairly regarding his financial empire.