Teachout says emoluments suit could result in more financial disclosure for Trump – Politico


Zephyr Teachout. | AP Photo/Mike Groll

ALBANY — Zephyr Teachout, the former congressional and gubernatorial candidate, said Friday a lawsuit she filed along with other constitutional scholars could jog loose more details on President Donald Trump’s financial holdings.

Teachout — working with the Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington, or CREW, a group aligned with Democrats — this week filed a federal lawsuit accusing Trump of violating the Constitution’s Emoluments Clause, which prevents federal officers from accepting gifts from foreign governments.

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The suit claims payments to Trump’s properties and other business holdings fit the ban. Trump’s attorneys say the transactions in question are routine business, not…



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