Bad legal news for Orange President Kleptocrat today.
He's gonna be in a mood.
A U.S. appeals court on Thursday rejected impeached president Donald Trump's attempts to kill a lawsuit that claims his ownership of a hotel in Washington violates the anti-corruption part of the U.S. Constitution known as the "Emoluments Clauses."
The decision by the Richmond, Virginia-based 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals was a victory for the Democratic attorneys general in Maryland and the District of Columbia, who alleged Trump's financial interest in the hotel violated a prohibition on the president accepting payments from foreign governments without congressional consent.
[Jan Wolfe, Jonathan Stempel]
BREAKING: Federal appeals court rules against Trump in Emoluments Clause case involving Trump International Hotel in D.C. https://t.co/413NPP9G7f
— John Kruzel (@johnkruzel) May 14, 2020
Breaking: Appeals court dismisses attempt by Trump to stop state officials from getting access to his business records.
Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals, in a 9-6 ruling, decided the emoluments case against the President can proceed, keeping it alive in trial court
— Jim Sciutto (@jimsciutto) May 14, 2020
— Steve Herman (@W7VOA) May 14, 2020
BREAKING: The Fourth Circuit just issued an en banc opinion reinstating the Emoluments Clause case filed by DC and Maryland against Trump
I'm proud to have served among counsel for DC and Maryland in seeking rehearing en banc
— Joshua Matz (@JoshuaMatz8) May 14, 2020
BREAKING EMOLUMENTS NEWS: A major win! The 4th Circuit just reinstated the DC and MD case. We'll have much more to say later, but we are proud to serve along with @AGKarlRacine and @BrianFrosh and an incredible legal team on this.
— Citizens for Ethics (@CREWcrew) May 14, 2020
Six judges on the 4th Circuit — including Trump's three appointees — said in their dissent they would block emoluments case against the president. "It is clear and indisputable that this action should never be in federal court." https://t.co/sFvQKfDYN4 pic.twitter.com/uq6HISLsII
— Mike Scarcella (@MikeScarcella) May 14, 2020