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Panel orders federal judge to reconsider Trump appeal

FILE - In this Jan. 23, 2019, file photo, the Trump International Hotel near sunset in Washington. The Justice Department is challenging a District of...

FILE - In this Jan. 23, 2019, file photo, the Trump International Hotel near sunset in Washington. The Justice Department is challenging a District of...

WASHINGTON (AP) — An appeals court wants a judge to reconsider letting Justice Department lawyers immediately appeal a case accusing President Donald Trump of profiting off the presidency.

The order issued Friday by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit includes a reprimand of U.S. District Judge Emmet Sullivan for abusing his discretion.

Justice lawyers asked the appeals court earlier this month to allow an appeal or dismissal of the case before Sullivan.

They also want to stop 37 subpoena requests seeking documents, including Trump's business tax returns and records from Trump's Washington, D.C., and New York hotels, Mar-a-Lago resort and Trump Tower.

The lawsuit brought by nearly 200 members of Congress alleges Trump is violating the Constitution by accepting foreign government spending at his Washington hotel.


Updated : 2021-06-16 06:13 GMT+08:00