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President Trump is asking a judge to throw out a lawsuit against him



President Donald Trump is asking a judge to dismiss a case against that alleges that he violated the Emoluments Clause of the Constitution because he took profits from foreign governments whose officials stayed in his family's hotels.

Trump believes that the attorneys general of Maryland and the District of Columbia, who brought the case against him, do not have a strong enough case due to the fact that they have not shown that they have suffered from the president's actions.

Maryland and D.C. filed the lawsuit in June that said that Trump was violating the Emoluments Clause of the Constitution. The clause prohibits the president from accepting payments from foreign governments without approval from Congress.

This lawsuit isn't the only one to accuse Trump of violating the Emoluments Clause. The president is fighting several similar lawsuits filed against him.

(The Associated Press contributed to this report)

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