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Washington—Following oral arguments in the CREW v. Trump emoluments case, Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW) Executive Director Noah Bookbinder released the following statement:

“CREW brought this case in January to ask the court to halt the president’s continuing violations of the Constitution because the American people must be confident that the president is acting in our interest, not being influenced by payments from foreign governments, state governments, or the federal government. We and our co-plaintiffs Eric Goode, Jill Phaneuf, and the Restaurant Opportunities Center United are glad to have had the opportunity today to tell the Court why we are the right parties to bring this important case and why it is right and appropriate for the president to be held accountable for violating the Emoluments Clauses, which were intended to protect this country against the risk of significant corruption. We look forward to Judge Daniels’ decision at this key stage of this crucial case.”