Not even a week into his presidency Donald Trump has been hit with a lawsuit. Citizens for Responsibility has filed suit against President Trump for allegedly violating a clause of the Constitution which prohibits federal officeholders from making money off of foreign powers.
TMZ reports that the suit was filed in Washington and it claims Trump continues to make money from foreign government through his various business ties including Trump Tower, Trump hotels, and syndication of “The Apprentice” and “Celebrity Apprentice.”
Trump has disassociated himself with his businesses and left his sons in charge during his presidency. But the group believes that Trump is still reaping the profits.
Following the announcement of the lawsuit, CNN White House Correspondent Jim Acosta tweeted, “POTUS has resigned from his businesses, according to WH Strategic Comms director Hope Hicks.”