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Fri Nov 22, 2019, 09:10 AM

Kentucky governor's stay at Trump hotel could carry legal implications for president

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Kentucky governorís stay at Trump hotel could carry legal implications for president
Gov. Matt Bevinís 2018 visit to Trumpís D.C. hotel likely to become fodder for plaintiffs in cases against Trump.

By Jonathan O'Connell and David A. Fahrenthold
November 21, 2019 at 1:36 p.m. EST

When Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin came to Washington in January for two nights ó one of many visits the Republican had made to the nationís capital ó he stayed at President Trumpís D.C. hotel. Kentucky taxpayers initially footed the $686 bill, records obtained by The Washington Post show.

Although Kentuckyís Republican Party reimbursed the state for Bevinís stay two months later, the transaction may still run afoul of an anti-corruption provision of the Constitution barring the president from receiving any ďemoluments,Ē or payments, from the states, legal experts say.

In two cases wending their way through federal court, plaintiffs have alleged that Trump ó by retaining his financial interest in his companies and doing business with state governments ó has violated the Constitutionís domestic emoluments clause. A central example cited by plaintiffs has been visits to the hotel by fervent Trump supporter and Republican Paul LePage, while he was governor of Maine.

Bevinís previously unreported stay at the hotel is now likely to become another example for plaintiffs in one case as soon as three weeks from now. Attorneys general for D.C. and Maryland plan to argue in federal appeals court that the president must receive approval from Congress to accept payments from states or from foreign governments.
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Jonathan O'Connell is a reporter focused on economic development, corporate accountability and the Trump Organization. Follow https://twitter.com/OConnellPostBiz

David A. Fahrenthold is a reporter covering the Trump family and its business interests. He has been at The Washington Post since 2000, and previously covered Congress, the federal bureaucracy, the environment and the D.C. police. Follow https://twitter.com/@Fahrenthold

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Fri Nov 22, 2019, 11:53 AM

1. Bring it

So glad we tossed Bevin's sorry ass out.

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Fri Nov 22, 2019, 11:36 PM

2. I am so sick of hearing about EMOLUMENTS

when will something be DONE about it???

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