TBA Law Blog

Posted by: Katharine Heriges on Jun 12, 2017
Attorneys general for the District of Columbia and the state of Maryland filed suit against President Donald Trump today, alleging that he has violated anti-corruption clauses in the Constitution by accepting payments and benefits from foreign governments, The Washington Post reports. The lawsuit centers on the fact that Trump has retained ownership of his company while serving as president, alleging that he has not fulfilled promises that he would keep his public duties and private business interests separate. If a federal judge allows the case to proceed, one of the first steps will be to demand the president’s tax returns through the discovery process.