Newly sworn-in US President Donald Trump will be slammed with a lawsuit by ethics lawyers after he allowed his businesses to accept payments from foreign governments- a violation of the US constitution.
The suit filed by a group including former White House ethics attorneys which will be issued on Monday will seek a court order forbidding Trump from accepting such payments, said Deepak Gupta, one of the lawyers working on the case.
Trump does business with countries like China, India, Indonesia and the Philippines, the group noted in a statement.
“When Trump the president sits down to negotiate trade deals with these countries, the American people will have no way of knowing whether he will also be thinking about the profits of Trump the businessman,” it said.
A Trump representative referred questions to a law firm representing the president on ethics matters.
“We do not comment on our clients or the work we do for them,” said the representative of the firm, Morgan Lewis & Bockius.
Trump who recently assumed the reigns of authority has also faced massive demonstrations by women across America and Europe for his perceived anti-feminine issues.
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