Chuck Schumer, Nancy Pelosi, and the rest of the Democrats have used Clinton and Obama judges to block the Trump agenda.
They thought they were set up for another big win.
But this court just gave Donald Trump a win that left him smiling from ear-to-ear.
The Attorneys General of Washington, D.C. and Maryland filed a far-fetched lawsuit claiming President Trump violated the emoluments clause of the Constitution by virtue of foreign governments booking rooms at the Trump hotel in Washington, D.C.
A panel of Judges on the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals unanimously agreed to throw out the case citing the fact that the Attorneys General of Maryland and Washington, D.C. lacked the standing to sue.
A federal appeals court on Wednesday dismissed a lawsuit challenging the legality of payments to President Donald Trump’s hotels by foreigners during his tenure in the White House.
A three-judge panel of the U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit unanimously ruled that the state of Maryland and the District of Columbia do not have legal standing to sue under a claim that Trump violated the so-called emoluments clause of the U.S. Constitution.
That clause, contained in Article 1 of the Constitution, bars government officeholders from accepting gifts from foreign officials.
President Trump celebrated the victory on social media.
Word just out that I won a big part of the Deep State and Democrat induced Witch Hunt. Unanimous decision in my favor from The United States Court of Appeals For The Fourth Circuit on the ridiculous Emoluments Case. I don’t make money, but lose a fortune for the honor of…..
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 10, 2019
This lawsuit was always garbage.
The emoluments clause prevents the government from granting titles of nobility as well as government officials from receiving titles of nobility or other similar gifts from foreign governments.
A foreign government being patrons of Trump’s D.C. hotel doesn’t fit either of those categories.
We will keep you up-to-date on any new developments in this ongoing story.