Maryland, District of Columbia Sue Trump Over Government Payments to His Businesses

A lawsuit filed Monday by attorneys general in Maryland and the District of Columbia alleges U.S. and foreign government payments to President Donald Trump’s hotels and other businesses violate the Constitution.

The lawsuit, similar to one filed in New York by a government watchdog group in January, pivots on Mr. Trump’s decision to place his business assets into a trust, rather than divest upon taking office. Mr. Trump tapped his…

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