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Gillibrand, Schumer split on Trump lawsuit

Jun 16, 2017 12:02 am
Sharon LaFraniere reports in The New York Times almost 200 Democratic members of Congress filed a federal lawsuit June 14 accusing President Donald Trump of violating the Constitution by making money using his presidential status to make more money on deals with foreign governments. New York senators split on the matter -- Kirsten Gillibrand signed on, and Chuck Schumer did not. The lawsuit says the president illegally profits by collecting payments from diplomats staying in his hotels, and by accepting trademark approvals from governments for his company’s goods and services. There are two other similar lawsuits already in federal court against the President. Local Rep. John Faso (R-Kinderhook) did not sign on to the lawsuit. Read the full story in The New York Times.