Reprinted with permission from AlterNet.
The Emoluments Clause case against President Donald Trump — alleging that his continuation of foreign business deals violates the U.S. Constitution — will continue after the president received a defeat in court on Friday.
According to the Washington Post, U.S. District Judge Peter Messitte rejected the Justice Department’s request to pause the lawsuit.
“One interesting part: @realDonaldTrump had argued that a lawsuit would distract him from his duties as POTUS. But judge notes that, while in office, Trump has found time to [threaten] lawsuits against Bannon, Stormy, Michael Wolff,” observed Washington Post reporter David Fahrenthold.…