United States Court Reopens Emolument Case Against Donald Trump

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The emolument case challenging Donald Trump’s income from foreign entities has been reopened by a United States Federal High Court.

The court reversed the decision of its judges last year who without hearing the substantive issue, ruled the case closed based on procedural deficiencies.

However, according to APF report, the Federal High Court reopening of the case will allow the Attorney General in Washington and the neighbouring state of Maryland to continue prosecuting the President for violating the “emoluments clause” of the United States constitution, which prohibits public officials from receiving gifts, payments or titles from foreign states without permission from Congress.

APF report also disclosed that Trumps lawyer, Jay Sekulow, and the department of justice would be filing an appeal before the United States Supreme Court to contest the reversal.

Trump’s International Hotel near the White House has been patronized by foreign delegation which was allegedly done in order to get favors from the President.

Trump however argued that the provisions of the emoluments clause is intended to prohibit public officials from taking bribes but not to stop them from engaging in regular businesses.

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