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By Pete Williams
WASHINGTON – Attorney at lawyer Donald Trump can not try to prosecute the ownership of the Trump Hotel in Washington by calling a key early decision on the matter, a federal judge said on Friday that he had another blow to the President's efforts to prevent the case from being pre- .
Maryland and Washington DC claims that Trump is in violation of the Criminal Clauses of the Constitution which prevent the President from "receiving any presence, deception, office or title from any" king, prince or foreign state, "or any state in the United States. he argues that he does not act in the proper way if foreign or state governments patronize the hotel, only a few blocks from the White House.
The Trump Legal Team called on Peter Messitte, the Federal Judge of Maryland, to appeal the judge's preliminary ruling decision that the scholarships clauses aim to protect any potentially improper influence.
The lawyers of the Ministry of Justice argued that the term "emolument" had a very specific meaning – the salary paid to the civil servant under official payment. According to this reading, the financial advantages deriving from the private holdings of the official are exempted.
In his system on Friday, Messitte said the government refused to appeal the case and have to wait for the final decision after a trial. He also refused to prevent the case, which would have prevented the challenges from seeking evidence of his hotel activity through the discovery process.
He instructed Maryland and Washington, D.C lawyers to submit the discovery schedule within 20 days. We may appeal this regulation.
"This is another big prize for us in this historic case," said Karl Racine, Washington's prosecutor. "We will soon give the court a new timetable that will begin the process of gathering information on how President Trump will benefit from the Presidency."
The Ministry of Justice, representing Trump, did not receive any comments on Friday's decision.