Lawmakers To Sue Trump Over Gifts | US | Journal Gazette
Lawmakers to sue Trump over gifts | US | Journal Gazette
WASHINGTON – Nearly 200 Democratic members of Congress agreed to file a lawsuit today against President Donald Trump alleging that by retaining interests in a global business empire, he has violated constitutional restrictions on taking gifts and benefits from foreign leaders.
The lead senator filing the complaint in federal district court, Sen. Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn., said Tuesday that the lawsuit has already drawn more congressional plaintiffs – 196 – than any legal action previously taken against a president. No Republicans have yet joined in the lawsuit, although they will be invited to do so, Blumenthal said.
An advance copy of the legal complaint reviewed by …