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Attorneys General Begin Issuing Subpoenas In Trump Hotel Lawsuit

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Attorneys General Begin Issuing Subpoenas In Trump Hotel Lawsuit
The attorneys general of Maryland and the District of Columbia are seeking records from the Trump Organization and a number of federal agencies.
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The attorneys general of Maryland and the District of Columbia have started issuing subpoenas in their lawsuit against President Donald Trump.

According to several reports, Maryland Attorney General Brian Frosh and District of Columbia Attorney General Karl A. Racine filed subpoenas seeking records from the Trump Organization and a number of federal agencies.

According to CNN, the recipients are required to provide those records within the next six months.

On Monday, a federal judge approved a proposed schedule for discovery in the lawsuit, which accuses Trump of using the Trump International Hotel in D.C. to illegally profit from his political office.

Frosh and Racine filed the suit in June 2017. It says Trump violated the Constitution's emoluments clause by letting his businesses accept payments from foreign governments without congressional approval.

The Department of Justice has said it's planning to file an appeal to stop the suit. It's unclear when the department plans to do so.