December 04, 2018

The attorneys general of Washington, D.C., and Maryland said Tuesday they’ve begun issuing several subpoenas, including to the Trump Organization and the U.S. Treasury, as part of a lawsuit alleging President Donald Trump violated the U.S. Constitution’s emoluments clause.

The Trump International Hotel in Washington, D.C., is among the properties being investigated as part of an inquiry into whether President Donald Trump violated the U.S. Constitution’s emoluments clause. (AP)

The offices of the attorneys general for Washington, D.C., and Maryland jointly started issuing subpoenas to federal agencies, including the Department of the Treasury and the U.S. Department of Defense, as well as entities including The Trump Organization Inc. and Trump International Hotels Management LLC.

The subpoenas included demands for all state and federal income tax returns of Trump-related entities, including all schedules, attachments and supporting documentation completed or submitted with the tax returns. In addition, the requests included documents regarding finances; profit and loss and revenue statements, projections and estimates, charts of accounts and annual plans; and “the anticipated and actual impact of the 2016 presidential election on finances and projections.” Subpoenas to government entities asked for documents that included credit card and billing receipts, and all “tax-exempt payments and payors.”

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Maryland and D.C. are represented by Karl A. Racine, Stephanie E. Litos and Natalie O. Ludaway of the Office of the Attorney General for the District of Columbia, Brian E. Frosh, Steven M. Sullivan and Leah J. Tulin of the Office of Attorney General for the State of Maryland, Norman L. Eisen, Laura C. Beckerman and Stuart C. McPhail of Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington, Joseph M. Sellers and Christine E. Webber of Cohen Milstein Sellers & Toll PLLC and Deepak Gupta and Daniel Townsend of Gupta Wessler PLLC.


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