Senate Democrats are looking into a possible lawsuit against President Donald Trump – focusing on whether his business empire has created conflicts of interests that violate the Constitution, The Hill reported.
"We're very seriously considering all the courses of action that may be open to us because these conflicts of interest are so serious . . . and they affect not only the president very deeply, but also others in the administration," Sen. Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn., who is leading the effort, told The Hill.
No decision has been made, The Hill reported Thursday.
"I'm yielding to him on the legal issues," Sen. Ben Cardin, D-Md., told The Hill. "I'm not a constitutional scholar on standing, so if he can figure out a way to do it, I'm rooting for him."
Sen. Diane Feinstein, D-Calif., the ranking member of the Judiciary Committee, also told The Hill that Blumenthal "is . . . asking each one of us to contribute an amount of money for a court case."
And Sen. Chris Murphy, D-Conn., and Sen. Dick Durbin, D-Ill., also told The Hill they have heard from Blumenthal about the idea, as has Sen. Tim Kaine, D-Va., The Hill reported.
In addition to a potential lawsuit, Feinstein told The Hill that Democrats are examining whether Congress could deny payments for certain White House expenditures, including trips for Trump's sons.
"It's being done by people who really have a great sense of ethics," she told The Hill. "We’re working on all of these to get good solid legal answers."
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