Donald Trump's DOJ Lawyers Argue Emoluments Lawsuit is Unconstitutional

President Donald Trump shouldn’t have to defend his foreign income before a New York federal court, according to a Friday motion to dismiss a lawsuit that challenges the legality of his finances.

The Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington sued Trump in January, arguing that his overseas royalties from The Apprentice, Trump hotels revenue and other income violate the Foreign Emoluments Clause

Donald Trump’s DOJ Lawyers Argue Emoluments Lawsuit is Unconstitutional

President Donald Trump shouldn’t have to defend his foreign income before a New York federal court, according to a Friday motion to dismiss a lawsuit that challenges the legality of his finances.

The Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington sued Trump in January, arguing that his overseas royalties from The Apprentice, Trump hotels revenue and other income violate the Foreign Emoluments Clause

'Nonsense': Powerful Republican denounces White House information shut-out

The cover-up is on overdrive:

An already contentious move by Republican President Donald Trump to block opposition Democratic lawmakers from getting information about his administration received its most scathing criticism yet on Friday – from one of the most powerful Republican members of the U.S. Senate.

Judiciary Committee chairman Chuck Grassley of Iowa, in a more than 2,100-word letter to the White House, asked Trump to rescind unprecedented guidance that told executive agencies they do not have to honor requests for information from lawmakers in the minority party, currently the Democrats.

This week in hearings all over Capitol Hill members of both parties have criticized the information block. Democrats have posited that the Trump administration is trying to hide mistakes, problems or wrongdoing from them.

Grassley, who has served in the Senate since 1981, called the guidance “nonsense” and described it as “a bureaucratic effort by the Office of Legal Counsel to insulate the executive branch from scrutiny by the elected representatives of the American people.”

‘Nonsense’: Powerful Republican denounces White House information shut-out

The cover-up is on overdrive:

An already contentious move by Republican President Donald Trump to block opposition Democratic lawmakers from getting information about his administration received its most scathing criticism yet on Friday – from one of the most powerful Republican members of the U.S. Senate.

Judiciary Committee chairman Chuck Grassley of Iowa, in a more than 2,100-word letter to the White House, asked Trump to rescind unprecedented guidance that told executive agencies they do not have to honor requests for information from lawmakers in the minority party, currently the Democrats.

This week in hearings all over Capitol Hill members of both parties have criticized the information block. Democrats have posited that the Trump administration is trying to hide mistakes, problems or wrongdoing from them.

Grassley, who has served in the Senate since 1981, called the guidance “nonsense” and described it as “a bureaucratic effort by the Office of Legal Counsel to insulate the executive branch from scrutiny by the elected representatives of the American people.”

Judiciary Dem asks GOP chairman to invite Trump to testify in public

His bluff has been called. He won’t do it:

After President Trump said Friday he is “100 percent” willing to testify under oath about the events that led to firing James Comey as FBI director, a House Democrat wants to take him up on it.

Within hours of Trump’s statement at a press conference in the White House Rose Garden, Rep. Luis Gutierrez (D-Ill.) called on House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.) to invite the president before their panel.