WASHINGTON – A federal judge in Maryland on Friday ordered the prosecution of a charge against President Trump violating the Constitution and continued his financial interests in Washington.
The plaintiffs are seeking records show potential conflict between Mr. Trump and foreign leaders or state officials run Hotel Hotel Trump, from the White House.
The judge, Peter J. Messitte from the Washington District Court of Greenbelt, Md., Said the Department of Justice failed to show a reason to hold the case and his lawyers appeal his decision early He ordered the parties to come within 20 days to produce evidence.
The complaint, filed by Columbia County and Maryland County, for the first time explains the meaning of the constitutional ban on the president to accept financial benefits, known as & # 39; emolences & # 39;
So far, referee Messitte has crossed the line. Trump every step. But the case remains in his early stages, and the Justice Department announced Friday that he would seek immediate relief from the High Court rather than comply with his final order.
"In this case, who was fired, shows important water issues that need to be reviewed rapidly," said Kelly Laco, spokesperson for the ministry.
If necessary, the president's lawyers will ask the High Court to intervene, predicted by Josh Blackman, a legal expert at the Texas College of Law in Houston.
"It's a huge issue," he said. "They want to restore the president and get their records, there are many legal issues to resolve before you go there."
The Maryland Public Prosecutor and the Columbia District are advocating that Hotel Trump will unfairly compete with congressional centers and hotels at their disposal. Other documents, are expected to look for records that show the identity of the hotel guests visiting the White House in the official business, as well as how much the president has earned. Finally, they can try to go to the president's tax return.
Judge Messitte has already found that local governments stood to prosecute the president, and in terms of sanction should be interpreted widely looga measures against corruption.
The Justice Department asked the judge's permission to appeal his sentence and delay the acquisition of that period. But referee Messitte said the ministry can follow the legal process of appeal and case when the case ends.
"If the president is allowed to appeal the court's decision on his structure, the final settlement of the case can be delayed, perhaps for years," wrote. "That, like justice, can not be a budget."
The judge also denied the president's allegations that access would be serious, saying Mr. Trump threatened to blame the former leader of the campaign and others. "The president seems to have refused to go on a personal case even with the loss of office," he wrote.
Norman L. Eisen, a consultant for the prosecution, said it will move quickly to find. But the Justice Department can move the head of those days.
In other cases in other cases, the Trump administration is fighting hard against law enforcement, sometimes through trial proceedings directly to the Supreme Court of Extraordinary Assistance.
Last week, for example, the High Court temporarily has delayed the arrest of Wilbur Ross's businessman after a lower court ordered him to answer questions about why he wants to join the 2020 citizenship citizenship. But later on Friday , the High Court refused to stop the prosecution of this case.