U.S. President, Donald Trump is set to face two lawsuits today after being accused of violating the US constitution, according to reports.
The attorneys general of Maryland and the District of Columbia plan to file the lawsuit today alleging that foreign payments to the president’s businesses violate the US constitution.
Trump already faces a similar lawsuit that was brought in January by plaintiffs including an ethics non-profit group.
However, the case from two Democratic attorneys general could stand a better chance in court as the first government action over allegations that Trump, a Republican, violated the constitution’s so-called emoluments clause.
Democrat attorney generals have taken a lead role in litigating against Trump’s policies, successfully blocking executive orders restricting travel from some Muslim-majority countries. They are also resisting efforts to roll back environmental regulations and insurance subsidies under the Affordable Care Act.
They are also resisting efforts to roll back environmental regulations and insurance subsidies under the Affordable Care Act.
A spokesman for Maryland’s attorney general declined to comment on the latest emoluments case. DC attorney general Karl Racine and a spokeswoman for the U.S. Department of Justice could not immediately be reached.