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Nadler, Blumenthal Statement on Appeals Court Decision Allowing D.C. & Maryland Emoluments Lawsuit to Proceed

Washington, May 14, 2020

Washington, D.C. –Today, House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler (D-NY) andU.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-CT), a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, released the following joint statement on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit decision refusing President Trump's effort to dismiss D.C. and Maryland v. Trump,a lawsuit which seeks to block Trump International Hotel from accepting payments from foreign and state governments:

“We are pleased that the court of appeals has allowed this important case to proceed.President Trump’s profiting off his office is an ongoing offense against the Constitution and the Founders’ vision. As the court correctly recognized, ‘in the United States, every person – even the President – has a duty to obey the law.’”