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Subpoenas issued in Trump emoluments case

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Having to deal with that pesky Constitution again:

The attorneys general of Maryland and the District of Columbia on Tuesday formally demanded financial records from U.S. President Donald Trump's businesses as part of their lawsuit alleging his dealings with foreign governments violate anti-corruption clauses of the U.S. Constitution. The attorneys general issued subpoenas to the Trump Organization Inc, the president's privately owned real estate company, and related corporate entities.

The U.S. Department of Justice, which is defending the president in the litigation, did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

That last sentence reflects just how damaged our Republic has become under this twisted President. The United States Department of Justice should be the one investigating and bringing the charges against Trump, not being his personal defense team. It boggles the mind. Shortly after Trump was elected, Brookings looked into the issue:

First Tata, then Vos: leaving under a cloud

Gov. McCroriy's cronies are an embarassment.

The GOP swept into office in large part due to serial embarrassments from Democratic leadership under Gov.Mike Easley (and his wife) and Speaker Jim Black. So, now as they like to say in Raleigh, "what goes around comes around."

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