How Trump’s businesses may complicate his presidency

President Trump’s Washington D.C hotel is in the middle of a legal firestorm. Three separate lawsuits allege that Trump’s luxury hotel violates the Constitution’s anti-corruption clause — known in lawyerly circles as emoluments. Here’s a breakdown of the controversy.

SOURCES AND FURTHER READING:

The emoluments clause, explained
https://www.vox.com/2019/1/15/18183760/emoluments-lawsuit-william-barr-hearing

Romanian Prime Minister Is Staying at Trump’s D.C. Hotel
https://www.propublica.org/article/trump-inc-podcast-viorica-dancila-trump-hotel

Appeals Court Judges Appear Skeptical of Emoluments Case Against Trump

U.S. watchdog faults handling of government lease for Trump D.C. hotel
https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-hotel/u-s-watchdog-faults-handling-of-government-lease-for-trump-d-c-hotel-idUSKCN1PA2WU

T-Mobile admits it spent $195,000 at Trump hotel while merger awaits government approval
https://www.vox.com/2019/3/5/18251675/t-mobile-trump-international-hotel-merger-spending

Trump’s D.C. hotel, a clubhouse for his fans, may also be a 5-star conflict of interest
https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/donald-trump/trump-s-d-c-hotel-clubhouse-his-fans-may-also-n898041

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