Subpoenas Issued In Trump Emoluments Case
SUBPOENAS ISSUED BY DC AND MARYLAND AGS AGAINST FEDERAL AGENCIES AND TRUMP ORGANIZATIONS IN EMOLUMENTS LAWSUIT
(CNN) – The Washington, D.C. and Maryland attorney generals are seeking financial documents to prove president Donald Trump illegally profited from his presidency.
They claim the president violated the ’emoluments clause’ of the U.S. Constitution by accepting payments from governments through the Trump International hotel.
Subpoenas were issued Tuesday as part of the discovery process in the lawsuit, which Trump’s justice department has indicated they may challenge.
D.C. Attorney General Karl Racine said the subpoenas went to 13 Trump organizations, 18 entities that are in competition with Trump hotel and five federal agencies, including the Treasury Department.
A judge ordered Monday that all the evidence in the case should be collected by August.