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What is the ‘Emoluments Clause’? Does it apply to President Trump?

On Monday morning, a liberal watchdog group filed a lawsuit against President Trump, alleging he'd violated a previously obscure provision in the Constitution, the "Emoluments Clause." The watchdog group, Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington, said that the clause prohibits Trump-owned businesses from accepting payments from foreign governments. They asked a court to stop Trump's businesses ...