Conyers leads massive emoluments lawsuit against Trump – Michigan News

Conyers leads massive emoluments lawsuit against Trump –  Michigan News

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Nearly 200 Democrat members of Congress filed a lawsuit against President Donald Trump today, alleging that he is violating the Constitution’s foreign Emoluments Clause by accepting foreign payments without legislative consent.

The lawsuit is led, in part, by U.S. Rep. John Conyers of Detroit, along with Sen. Richard Blumenthal of Connecticut. With 196 congressional plaintiffs, the lawsuit has the “greatest number of congressional plaintiffs on any single lawsuit against our president in the nation’s history,” Conyers said Tuesday. “President Trump has left us with no other option.”

According to the suit:

Plaintiffs, 30 members of the United States Senate and 166 members of the United States House of Representatives, bring this action against…

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