Republicans have made no secret that they favor President trump. Even in the past year during his campaign, Republicans made the argument that even though he was controversial that he was the person who would allow them to push through their agenda. Despite a serious criminal investigation expanding on President Trump, Republicans are being very cautious about uniting against the President, despite the fact that he's being sued and targeted for being in violation of the Emoluments Clause over his Conflicts Of Interest.

Systematic Trump brand corruption

Blasting News reported attorney generals for both the District of Columbia (D.C.) and Maryland filed a lawsuit against President Trump for being in violation of the emoluments clause for a systematic acceptance of payments by foreign governments through his hotels. Specifically, the lawsuit refers to the Trump Hotel near the White House where foreign dignitaries have stayed, which appear to serve as a way for them to have more influence on the President for their agenda.

It's been reported by a few sources that Saudi leaders have stayed at Trump Tower in New York, a country with which he recently claimed to cut a major weapons deal with during his trip to the Middle East.

Time Magazine reported on the activity that takes place in the Trump Hotel in Washington in an article titled: "Donald Trump’s Suite of Power," which states that Republican lawmakers, organizations and lobbyists have been staying at and holding political events in within the Trump brand.

Trump's Saudi ties

The article by Time magazine notes that even Press Secretary Sean Spicer suggested to reporters in January that they stay at the Trump International Hotel by saying that the hotel was absolutely stunning.

But the article also says that lobbyists for the Saudi government, who stayed at the hotel in Washington D.C., ran up a $270,000 tab between Oct 1 and March 31.

During that time, the article suggested that Saudi Arabian lobbyists were lobbying against legislation that would allow the victims of terrorist attacks to sue foreign governments.

Last year, under the Obama administration, Congress voted on a bill that would allow Americans to do just that based off of a report that Saudi Arabia financed terrorists who were involved in the 9/11 attacks.

The President's trip to Riyadh was seen as a blatant conflict of interest by pundits, a visit where the mentioned deal was signed with some pundits saying that other presidents' first visits to another country were with neighboring countries such as Canada or Mexico. In comparison, rather than going to these countries, the President went to Riyadh first.