Fourth Circuit Appears Skeptical of Trump Emoluments Case

Lawyers for President Donald Trump asked a sympathetic Fourth Circuit panel Tuesday to reject a lawsuit accusing him of violating the Constitution’s emoluments clauses, which ban the president from receiving gifts from foreign or state governments while in office without congressional consent.

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Scott Pruitt’s Reign

A federal judge ordered the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to produce documents demanded by the Sierra Club regarding 25 employees appointed by President Donald Trump or former EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt, who have a history of close ties with industries regulated by EPA, industry advocacy groups, or anti-environmental politicians or political groups — relationships that raise grave concerns about conflicts of interests and the ability of polluting industries to disproportionately influence EPA policy.

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New Disclosure Shows Growing Kushner Wealth, Debt

Financial disclosure forms released late Monday show that White House special adviser — and President Donald Trump’s son-in-law — Jared Kushner’s wealth and debt both appear to have risen over the year, an indication of the complex state of his finances and the potential conflicts that confront some of his investments.

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