33 California Democrats Join Congressional Lawsuit Against Trump
Thirty-two Democrats from California’s delegation to the House of Representatives and Sen. Kamala Harris joined a lawsuit filed Wednesday against President Trump by nearly 200 members of Congress.
The suit alleges that Trump is violating the emoluments clause of the U.S. Constitution by accepting payments from foreign entities without approval from Congress.
The lawsuit also alleges that Trump’s international business empire essentially entices foreign governments to send payments Trump’s way by, for example, putting up foreign delegations visiting Washington, D.C., at Trump’s hotel there.
Plaintiffs also cite instances where the Chinese government granted valuable registered …