Watchdog Group May Have Exaggerated Key Claims Made Against The President

Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW) is a watchdog group that has filed a class-action suit against President Donald Trump. Thier complaint is that the Trump name is costing them business. That is going to be tough to prove. Adding to their discomfort is that their class of people must meet strict guidelines.

Now it seems that they do not have a good standing for all those complainers. Maybe they thought that they could sneak these technicalities past the courts. there are too many observers for that to happen. So now what happens?

As Written By Kevin Daley for the Daily Caller:

A Washington-based watchdog group that frequently litigates against President Donald Trump may have exaggerated key claims in a high-profile lawsuit alleging that the president is unconstitutionally leveraging the power of his office for profiteering.

National Review Online reports that Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW) may have misled a federal court in New York with respect to the professional background of three plaintiffs in their lawsuit, CREW vs. Trump.

The plaintiffs’ professions are an essential aspect to the disposition of the case. Before the court rules on the merits of their suit — which alleges that Trump’s commercial entities profit from business with foreign governments, in violation of the Constitution’s emoluments clause — it must first establish that the plaintiffs have standing. In order to bring a lawsuit, a plaintiff must first establish that the defendant has inflicted a concrete, tangible, and particularized injury against them.

Here the plaintiffs claim that their economic livelihood has been adversely affected by their inability to compete with Trump’s businesses following his election to the presidency. The plaintiffs claim that they are event planners, hoteliers, and restaurant owners who have lost business in recent months, as ……….


Plaintiffs Under Scrutiny In Crew Lawsuit | The Daily Caller

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