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(147,501 posts)
Wed Mar 28, 2018, 02:05 PM Mar 2018

Judge says emoluments case against Trump can proceed in DC

Source: CNN

A federal judge said Wednesday that a lawsuit alleging foreign gifts made to President Donald Trump may be illegal can proceed.

But the ruling from Judge Peter Messitte of the US District Court of Maryland says the Maryland and District of Columbia attorneys general who brought the case will have to focus it on the Trump Organization's operations in Washington. That means the case going forward will challenge payments made by foreign officials for services at the Trump International Hotel, but will not include visits to Mar-a-Lago in Florida or other Trump properties.
Maryland and DC have argued that the Trump International Hotel's operations put other nearby hotel and entertainment properties at a competitive disadvantage, and that the Trump hotel got special tax concessions.

Read more: https://www.cnn.com/2018/03/28/politics/emoluments-lawsuit-trump-hotel/index.html

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(15,543 posts)
2. Dirty Donny*s Days of Reckoning Approacheth
Wed Mar 28, 2018, 02:13 PM
Mar 2018

republicans cower in shame and fear. Americans wait patiently for justice.

* aka republican Draft-Dodger-in-Chief


(35,454 posts)
4. Mess With The Establishment
Wed Mar 28, 2018, 02:23 PM
Mar 2018

and they will drop a pile of misery on you so deep you won't even see the light of day again. And as he is so arrogant and malicious, not to mention stupid, they will double it. It was the mistake of a lifetime to go after the INtel community.


(11,856 posts)
7. Bingo !
Wed Mar 28, 2018, 02:35 PM
Mar 2018

I've said all along, the biggest mistake Trump ever made was to dis the spooks and G-men. They never forget !

As my Mother used to say : " You may get by, but you won't get away."


(10,400 posts)
11. Seems to me Trump is the establishment
Wed Mar 28, 2018, 02:51 PM
Mar 2018

He inherited his wealth, he hates people who are poor or different, he hobknobs with only other rich people, he thinks women are only good for one thing, he's a RepubliCON and he loves Putin. He seems pretty establishment to me.


Le Gaucher

(1,547 posts)
6. But but .. Donnie dosent have a Lawyer .. Maybe public defendant can help
Wed Mar 28, 2018, 02:31 PM
Mar 2018

He may even qualify if he reveals his tax returns


(132,299 posts)
8. The Trump Organization, however,
Wed Mar 28, 2018, 02:36 PM
Mar 2018

is represented by counsel, in this matter and others (I expect.)


(3,443 posts)
9. Perhaps david dennison, john bannon, john miller can represent him, they do know him best,
Wed Mar 28, 2018, 02:42 PM
Mar 2018

.. loyal to him and he does seem to trust them to do his bidding from time to time.


(37,648 posts)
13. Wow. This is a bad week for Trump. It's raining on him hard.
Wed Mar 28, 2018, 03:20 PM
Mar 2018

Emoluments lawsuit can proceed.
Stormy Daniels case is proceeding...the lawyer on tv and aggressive.
Trumpers disgusted over new spending bill signed by Trump.
Trump can't find a new lawyer.
Trumpers not liking tariff law, so Trump walking that back, gradually exempting almost all countries besides China.
Appeals Court rules against the Trump Travel Ban (again).
Trump loses arbitration to win back control of Panama hotel
Comes out that Trump campaign aide Rick Gates was knowingly in contact w/a Kremlin spy.

Mueller is still there.


(92,766 posts)
14. What!!! The republicans would never want that to happen to a sitting President would they?
Wed Mar 28, 2018, 03:31 PM
Mar 2018

No one should be above the law.......

What do we tell the children.........


(3,295 posts)
15. He sure drained the hell out of that swamp, didn't he?
Wed Mar 28, 2018, 04:09 PM
Mar 2018

I mean, he had to! He had his own, much bigger swamp that he was bringing with him!

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