Appeals Court Reinstates Lawsuit Over Trump’s Hotel Profits

A lawsuit accusing President Donald Trump of illegally profiting off the presidency through his luxury Washington hotel has been revived by a divided federal appeals court.

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RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A lawsuit accusing President Donald Trump of illegally profiting off the presidency through his luxury Washington hotel was revived Thursday by a divided federal appeals court. The lawsuit brought by the state of Maryland and the District of Columbia alleges that Trump has violated the emoluments clause of the Constitution by accepting profits through foreign and domestic officials who stay at the Trump International Hotel. A spokeswoman for the U.S. Department…

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