Payments from foreign powers to Trump firms violate constitution – lawsuit

Impending suit by a legal watchdog accuses newly inaugurated president of violating US constitution’s emoluments clause

A US legal watchdog is to file a lawsuit accusing President Donald Trump of violating the US constitution by allowing his businesses to accept payments from foreign governments.

The lawsuit, brought by the Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington, will allege that the constitution’s emoluments clause forbids payments to Trump’s businesses. It will seek a court order on Monday forbidding Trump from accepting such payments, said Deepak Gupta, one of the lawyers working on the case.

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Hope against hypocrisy as Trump joins the swamp – video

Donald Trump assumed office promising to take on the political elites and return power to the people. In this dispatch from the inauguration, Paul Lewis discovers a president already relishing his status as leader of a new Washington establishment. But his followers, the self-declared ‘deplorables’, are keeping the faith

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President Trump signs executive order for Betsy DeVos’s nomination

President Trump signed multiple executive orders on Jan. 20, including formal nominations for his Cabinet, and gave away the pens he used. For Betsy DeVos, his choice for education secretary, he said, “Ah, Betsy. Education, right?” while lawmakers disputed who would take that pen. “”

Why they marched

Hundreds of thousands of people took part in the Women’s March on Washington Jan. 21. Here’s what some of them had to say. “”