US Lawmakers Explain Claim That Trump Violates Constitution


US Lawmakers Explain Claim That Trump Violates Constitution

WASHINGTON — Members of the U.S. Congress met with reporters Tuesday to explain their claim that President Donald Trump violated the Constitution for accepting funds from foreign governments through his businesses without congressional approval.
Last week nearly 200 Democratic lawmakers filed suit against the president in federal court over the payments that hundreds of Trump businesses have received from foreign governments since the presidential inauguration five months ago. The legal action contends Trump and his representatives have concealed the extent and the amount of the payments.
“The Constitution of the United States says Congress must consent,” Senator Richard Blumenthal said at …

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