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Trump Finances Closer to Scrutiny as U.S. Court Revives Suit (2)

Sept. 13, 2019, 1:35 PMUpdated: Sept. 13, 2019, 2:28 PM

President President Donald Trump was ordered by a federal appeals court to defend a lawsuit accusing him of profiting from his presidency, a potential blow to his efforts to keep his finances secret.

The U.S. Court on Appeals in New York on Sept. 13 reinstated the case brought by business rivals that accused the president of violating the U.S. Constitution’s emoluments clauses.

The decision intensifies a legal threat to Trump over the mixing of his business interests with his authority as president. Unless an expanded panel of the appeals court or the Supreme Court reverses the decision, Trump will be...

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