Emoluments suit moves closer to Trump

The attorneys general of Maryland and the District of Columbia want the legal authority to get any communications between President Trump and officials of foreign or U.S. state governments pertaining to his Trump International Hotel near the White House.

The proposal is one of several for "document discovery" in the historic civil suit against the president. As plaintiffs, D.C. Attorney General Karl Racine and Maryland Attorney General Brian Frosh can seek documents to bolster their complaints. They made their proposals Friday in a filing in U.S. District Court in Greenbelt, Md.

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National Public Radio
Opinion: I am part of the resistance inside the Trump Administration

President Trump is facing a test to his presidency unlike any faced by a modern American leader.

It’s not just that the special counsel looms large. Or that the country is bitterly divided over Mr. Trump’s leadership. Or even that his party might well lose the House to an opposition hellbent on his downfall.

The dilemma — which he does not fully grasp — is that many of the senior officials in his own administration are working diligently from within to frustrate parts of his agenda and his worst inclinations.

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New York Times
Opinion: Conservatives don't trust D.C. residents with Manafort

D.C. residents have every right to be peeved by the assertion of onetime Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort’s lawyers that their client cannot get a fair federal trial in the city. The Manafort legal team has requested that his trial on money-laundering and conspiracy charges be moved from the District to Roanoke, Va., because “intensely negative” news coverage has biased potential jurors against him.

That is as phony as a canary with fangs.

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