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On Monday, it was publicly announced that current Washington, D.C. Attorney General, Haitian-american Karl Racine is leading a lawsuit against the current President of the United States, Donald Trump, alleging that he has violated the U.S. Constitution by illegally profiting off foreign leaders.

Joined in his lawsuit by the Attorney General of Maryland Brian Frosh, the pair is arguing that the decision of Donald Trump to maintain his vast business empire while simultaneously holding the U.S Presidency "calls into question the rule of law and the integrity of the country's political system."


Racine’s lawsuit argues that Washington D.C. and Maryland are loosing business to the Trump International Hotel — which has been inhabited by ambassadors from Kuwaiti, Saudi Arabia, Turkey and Georgia in recent months —  drawing business away from smaller facilities in the region subsidized by taxpayers; 'flagrantly violating' the Constitution’s emoluments clause, which prohibits U.S. officeholders from taking anything of value from foreign leaders.

The conflicts created are so vast, Frosh said, that Americans cannot say with certainty whether Trump’s actions on a given day are taken in the best interest of the country or that of his companies."


During an interview with a D.C  based news paper  Racine went into further detail on his specific motives for pursuing the American President, citing a desire to prevent the District of Columbia’s residents from financially suffering as a result of Trump’s corruption.

Karl Racine emigrated to America at age three from Haiti, he graduated from Penn in 1985 as an economics major, and later earned his law degree from the University of Virginia School of Law.

He was elected as the Attorney General of Washington D.C in 2014.