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Washington—Following a judge’s ruling that the plaintiffs in the DC & Maryland Emoluments Clause violation case against President Trump have standing to proceed, Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW) Executive Director Noah Bookbinder released the following statement:

“The president’s violations of the Emoluments Clauses are immediate and serious, and it was vital for civic-minded leaders inside and outside of government to take decisive action to protect the constitution and the interests of the people. We are proud and honored to serve as outside counsel for D.C. Attorney General Karl Racine and Maryland Attorney General Brian Frosh on this historic case. We are glad that the judge has ruled the plaintiffs in this case have standing to proceed, and we look forward to discovery and trying this case in court. However, if the president would like to avoid the case going further and curtail the serious harms caused by his unconstitutional conduct, now would be a good time to divest from his businesses and end his violations of the Emoluments Clauses of the Constitution. We need to know that the president is acting in the best interest of the country, not his companies.”