new york - A federal judge in New York has rejected the lawsuit against US President Donald Trump for accepting foreign payments through his companies.
More than 190 politicians of the Democratic opposition had brought Trump to court because in their eyes he should have asked permission from Congress before his companies accepted payments from foreign governments.
The politicians had united in the Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics, which calls itself a 'legal watchdog.' However, according to the judge, that group is not entitled to appeal to Trump because of his companies, it is only logical that Trump's businesses have become more valuable now that he is president, the judge says.
Since Trump took office in January, his companies have received money from foreign governments. According to the Democrats, this is a violation of the constitution, which prescribes that elected administrators are not allowed to accept gifts or payments without first obtaining parliamentary permission.