The attorneys general of Washington and Maryland filed a lawsuit against President Donald Trump, accusing him of violating the country's constitution by taking payments from foreign governments after getting a post of the US Head, the Associated Press reported. According to the agency, the lawsuit was filed in the U.S state of Maryland.

Frosch's statement on Trump

The attorneys general of Washington and Maryland, Karl Racine, and Brian Frosch said the lawsuit was filed because Trump continued to participate in transactions with property and is involved in a business which can be recognized as a conflict of interest under the U.S.


"Trump's conflicts of interest threaten the U.S. democracy," Frosh told journalists after filing a lawsuit. According to him, they cannot tolerate the president's ongoing Constitutional violations and his disregard for the rights of the Americal people.

This lawsuit also concerns the fact that Trump wanted to keep his company ownership when he was elected as the new president of the United States. White House spokesman Sean Spicer said that the business interests of President Trump did not violate the provisions of the Constitution.

Washington Post reports

The Washington Post reported that the attorney's suspect Trump is violating the anti-corruption clauses of the Constitution and "received payments from foreign governments" after assuming the presidential office.

According to the publication, the prosecutors were concerned about the operation of the Trump International Hotel which opened last year near the White House.

It was reported that the Embassy of Kuwait hosted an event in that hotel, although initially it had been booked at the Four Seasons Hotel. Since Trump's inauguration, Saudi Arabia has also booked hotel rooms several times.This was the first claim of similar content of state structures against President Donald Trump, the newspaper concluded.

This suit could "open a new front for Trump", which had already faced the investigation of the special prosecutor Robert Mueller about Trump's ties with the Russian government during the presidential campaign of 2016, which was denied both in the White House and in the Kremlin.

According to the publication, if a federal judge accepts the claim, the prosecutors would require disclosing Trump's tax return for determining the scale of the foreign transactions of his business.