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Md., DC Readying Subpoenas in Trump Emoluments Lawsuit

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By    |   Tuesday, 04 December 2018 06:07 PM

Maryland and Washington officials are reportedly ready to issue a flurry of subpoenas intended to shed light on whether President Donald Trump is personally profiting from foreign and domestic governments.

The subpoenas are part of the discovery phase of a lawsuit Maryland Attorney General Brian Frosh and D.C. Attorney General Karl Racine alleging Trump violated the Emoluments Clause of the Constitution, The Hill reported.

More than 30 companies and federal agencies will be subpoenaed, a spokesman for Racine told Bloomberg, including The Trump Organization and the Donald J. Trump Revocable Trust. The officials will also seek records from the hotel's competitors and the U.S. departments of Defense, Commerce, Treasury, Agriculture, the General Services Administration— and Maine, The Hill reported.

Maine made the list because GOP Gov. Paul LePage has stayed at Trump's hotel for business, the Portland Press Herald reported.

On one such trip, the outlet reported Trump and LePage appeared together at the news conference announcing the Trump administration would be reviewing Obama-era orders that established national monuments within the National Park Service. LePage had opposed one of the monuments in Maine, the outlet reported.

A federal district court judge issued an order Monday agreeing to a schedule that wraps up discovery in early August, The Hill reported.

The Justice Department has notified the court it will appeal an earlier court order that allowed the case to proceed, The Hill reported.

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Intending to shed light on whether President Donald Trump is personally profiting from foreign and domestic governments, Maryland and Washington, D.C. officials are reportedly ready to issue a flurry of subpoenas.
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