Donald Trump has proven to possess the rare ability to dodge multiple angles of attack simultaneously. It’s like the one character in every movie that just simply cannot be shot, or hit with an arrow, no matter how large the caliber or how bountiful the volley.
We’ve certainly heard plenty from the mainstream media about Donald Trump’s legal troubles, sure, but have we seen any evidence of their effect on the President? Many would argue that no, the White House is still running as well as could be expected, and the President certainly isn’t in jail or otherwise harmed.
Now, in a testament to the President’s litigious resilience, yet another foe has been vanquished by adjudication.
President Trump scored a big win on Wednesday when the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals agreed to throw out a case that accused him of violating the Constitution through earnings from D.C. businesses including the Trump International Hotel.
The lawsuit, brought by the attorneys general of Maryland and Washington, D.C., claimed that earnings from the hotel and its related businesses violated prohibitions against receiving benefits from foreign governments, the U.S., or individual states. The Fourth Circuit declared that Maryland and D.C. lacked standing to bring the case in the first place, and ordered the lower court to dismiss the complaint.
The President was quick to react on Twitter.
“Word just out that I won a big part of the Deep State and Democrat induced Witch Hunt,” Trump tweeted Wednesday morning. “Unanimous decision in my favor from The United States Court of Appeals For The Fourth Circuit on the ridiculous Emoluments Case. I don’t make money, but lose a fortune for the honor of serving and doing a great job as your President (including accepting Zero salary!).”
The release of President Trump’s tax returns, either from New York State or the Treasury Department, will likely be the next legal challenge on the White House docket.
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