Surprised it hasn't caught more headlines, but Trump was sued today as POTUS for violating the Emoluments Clause
Posted By: EighthDay
Date: Monday 23 January 2017, at 09:49 pm Recommended by
A watchdog on ethics filed suit in SDNY today, claiming the Don has violated and will continue to violate the constitution as long as he has ownership of his properties, etc etc.
The group is led by a DC lawyer who worked in Obama's white house to prevent lobbyists from getting spots in the administration, among other things as an Special Counsel on Ethics and Govt Reform. His bio is here. Was then appointed ambassador to Czech Republic, and was the inspiration for Jeff Goldblum's character in The Grand Budapest Hotel, which I have not seen.