DC, Maryland AGs Sue Trump Over 'Unprecedented Constitutional Violations'

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Adding to the mountain of legal challenges Donald Trump’s White House has faced during his firstseveral months in office, attorneys general for Maryland and the District of Columbia sued the president on Monday for “unprecedented constitutional violations” related to his refusal to “disentangle his private finances from those of domestic and foreign powers.”

“Never before has a President acted with such disregard for this constitutional prescription,” Maryland Attorney General Brian Frosh and D.C. Attorney General Karl Racine wrote, referring to the Constitution’s Emoluments Clause.

The Washington Post‘s Aaron Davis first reported on the lawsuit early Monday morning after the Post received a signed copy in the mail the previous night.

The suit, Davis noted, “is the first of its kind brought by government entities.”

He continued:

News of the lawsuit comes as the Trump administration is under growing pressure following the testimony of former FBI Director James Comey, who claimed under oath that the president and White House officials lied repeatedly about both the nature of their conversations and the reasons behind the director’s firing in May.