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Trump Beats Emoluments Lawsuit Targeting Business Dealings With Foreigners

  • Watchdog group said Trump holdings violate U.S. Constitution
  • Judge says up to Congress to resolve emoluments dispute
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What’s an Emolument and Should Trump Be Worried?
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Donald Trump escaped for now a constitutional showdown over the operation of his far-flung business empire while serving as president.

A federal judge on Thursday dismissed a lawsuit alleging that Trump has flouted constitutional limits on benefits presidents are allowed from their financial dealings with foreign and domestic governments. Trump, for example, hosts diplomats at his Washington hotel and collects overseas licensing fees for “The Apprentice.”