The US Supreme Court closes two lawsuits against Donald Trump regarding the stay of foreign delegations at his Washington hotel

On Monday, the Supreme Court in the United States ordered the closure of legal proceedings against Donald Trump, in the name of a provision in the constitution prohibiting a president from accepting income of foreign origin, according to Agence France-Presse.

The two cases – which targeted the Donald Trump Hotel in Washington – are “outdated,” according to the highest court citing him leaving the White House.

Immediately after the Republican billionaire was elected in 2016, measures were initiated – in Washington and New York – in the name of the “bonuses” clause in the constitution, which prohibits anyone in public office from accepting a foreign pay – without congressional approval.

The applicants considered that the foreign delegates would have preferred the Trump International Hotel, located near the White House, in the hope of getting the president’s interest, thus violating this rule.

The President, with the support of the Minister of Justice, responded that this provision aims to prevent public officials from receiving bribes and not doing business.

US courts have issued contradictory rulings. This conclusion sheds some light on the legal horizon for Donald Trump, who nevertheless remains busy.


He was accused of encouraging his supporters to storm the Capitol on January 6, and he is due to be tried in the Senate in February for “inciting rebellion.”

Federal justice is also investigating payments to two alleged ex-girlfriends, Donad Trump, for their silence in 2016, which could violate legislation to finance the campaign.

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