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Trump Can Take Payments From Foreign Governments, U.S. Says

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Will the Trumps Cash In at the White House?

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George Washington did it, so Donald Trump can, too.

That’s the Justice Department’s take on why the 45th president isn’t violating the U.S. Constitution by accepting payments for goods and services from foreign governments without congressional approval.