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Federal court opinion on Trump emoluments case brought by Democrats

Updated May 1, 2019 at 8:29 AM EST

The decision could set the stage for Democratic lawmakers to begin seeking information from the Trump Organization. Read the story here.

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Democrats in Congress can move ahead with their lawsuit against President Trump alleging that his private business violates the Constitution’s ban on gifts or payments from foreign governments, a federal judge ruled Tuesday. The decision could set the stage for Democratic lawmakers to begin seeking information from the Trump Organization