The state of Maryland and the District of Columbia plan to sue President Trump on Monday, alleging that he has violated the Constitution by accepting foreign money through his business empire, according to a person familiar with the plans.
Maryland Attorney General Brian Frosh and D.C. Attorney General Karl Racine said they will make a formal statement Monday afternoon.
The lawsuit, potentially historically unique, focuses on payments and benefits to Trump's businesses from foreign governments and the president's failure to keep promises to separate public and private business, the report said.
The lawsuit, first reported by The Washington Post, comes months after state lawmakers in Annapolis gave Frosh broad authority to bypass the governor and sue the federal government on a range of issues. The attorneys allege Trump violated the Constitution's emoluments clause. For instance, the president still receives routine updates on the company's finances.
"We're getting in here to be the check and balance that it appears Congress is unwilling to be", Racine told the Post, describing the case.
In January, Trump vowed to track and donate all profits made by Trump Organization from foreign governments to the U.S. Treasury. The government also said Trump hotel revenue does not fit the definition of an improper payment under the constitution. Saudi Arabia, the destination of Trump's first trip overseas, also booked rooms at the hotel through an intermediary on more than one occasion since Trump's inauguration.
On Friday, the U.S. president and secretary of state took contrasting approaches to Washington's mediation efforts. Turkish president also called on Riyadh to remove all sanctions on Doha and open diplomatic talks.
On Thursday, Daesh's Amaq news agency released a video allegedly showing the coalition use of white phosphorus in Raqqa. Held by IS since 2014, Raqa emerged as a key hub for the jihadists' operations in Syria, neighbouring Iraq, and beyond.
In any case, there are a number of steps to go before any Obamacare replacement reaches President Donald Trump's desk. A spokesman for Paul said the senator hopes the bill "can be improved in the days ahead and is keeping an open mind".
Other guests on Friday's show included rapper and actor Ice Cube , with the roundtable consisting of David Gregory, former Rep. This week, Bill Maher faced a tidal wave of criticism for his usage of a racial slur during a recent episode of Real Time .
Authorities are looking at two laptops, a tablet and four cellphones seized from Winner's home as well as spiral-bound notebooks. Neither prosecutors nor Winner's parents have identified the government agency where she worked at the time of her arrest.
Today, we will have an opportunity to ask Deputy Attorney General Rosenstein about his role in the Comey firing as well. The hearing was often contentious, particularly when Democratic senators questioned the intelligence officials.
After blowing a 3-1 NBA Finals lead last season, Warriors All-Star Draymond Green didn't just get mad: he took action. Irving and James each played about 45 minutes on the court, leaving them worn out when it mattered most .
Apple has finally unveiled its answer to Amazon's and Google's smart speakers slash digital assistants - and it's called HomePod . Google, meanwhile, previewed new speaker features such as hands-free phone calling during its software conference last month .
It warned that authorities would take all necessary measures to prevent provocations or any action threatening public security. Navalny himself was arrested Monday afternoon outside his home in Moscow as he headed for an unsanctioned protest rally.
Subban, who claimed Crosby was complaining about Subban's breath during a Game 3 run-in, just kind of sat there and took it. A goose egg in the win column that will obviously have to change if the Preds are to capture their first ever Stanley Cup.
With the number-one ranking and the prospect of a first Grand Slam title on the line, it was Halep who grasped the opportunity. But 20 years ago, he said Thursday, he came to Roland Garros hoping "to win one match".
Partial results: Most voters in Puerto Rico back statehood
Puerto Rican voters made their way to the polling centers Sunday to vote on whether or not they want to become the 51st US state. Nevertheless, the final say regarding Puerto Rican statehood lies with Congress despite the referendum's outcome.
Battlefront 2 full Theed multiplayer video from EA Play
From what we can see in the trailer, there will be some college ball in Longshot including OR and Texas, both part of the NCAA. There's not much to go on, but EA is leaving it to Microsoft to share more about Anthem during their show tomorrow afternoon.
Philippine marines killed in fighting with militants
In 2002, the U.S. helped Philippine authorities track down Abu Sayyaf leader Abu Sabaya, who was killed in that operation. The presence of the U.S. , he said, provides only intelligence exchanges, training and technical support.
Patty Jenkins still not signed for 'Wonder Woman 2'
With Jenkins now a proven commodity, she could potentially demand a much higher payday to come back for another film. And if all of that wasn't enough, in 2012, Zehner wrote a 70-page report on why Wonder Woman deserved her own movie.
This is us: Earliest fossils of our species found in Morocco
But given their modern-looking face and teeth, Hublin said, these people may have blended in today if they simply wore a hat. The human species roamed Africa 300,000 years ago, according to new research that pushes back human origins by 100,000 years.
Halep, Pliskova begin battle for No.1 at Roland Garros
I for one am loving the suspense and I'm very curious to see who will rise to the occasion and take this opportunity by the horns. The 25-year-old Halep will tackle Ukraine's fifth seed Elina Svitolina for a semi-final place.
Severe thunderstorms possible Sunday afternoon, evening
For Monday , expect mostly cloudy skies as well as a chance (about 50 percent) of showers and thunderstorms after 9 a.m. Mid-Michigan residents might meet the day today with showers but skies are predicted to be partly sunny.