Restaurant group joins suit against Trump over business ties

The rewritten lawsuit cites violations it says have resulted since Trump became president. The lawsuit claimed that a constitutional clause prohibits Trump from receiving money from foreign governments for hotel stays or office leases.

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A plaintiffs’ lawyer says the legal action has been strengthened by the addition of an organization claiming it’s been victimized.

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President Donald Trump returns to the White House April 18, 2017 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Kevin Dietsch-Pool/Getty Images) U.S. The president was returning from a trip to Kenosha, Wisconsin where he visited Snap-on tools.

 

NEW YORK — An organization that advocates for restaurant workers has joined a New York lawsuit claiming President Donald Trump is violating the constitution by letting his businesses accept money from foreign governments.

A Justice Department lawyer did not immediately comment Tuesday. Trump called the lawsuit “without merit, totally without merit” when it was filed in Manhattan federal court in January.

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Restaurant Opportunities Centers United was added Tuesday to the lawsuit filed by the watchdog group Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington.

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