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President Trump speaks during a joint news conference with Romanian President Klaus Iohannis in the Rose Garden at the White House on June 9, 2017 in Washington. (Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)MoreCloseclosemore
President Trump speaks during a joint news conference with Romanian President Klaus Iohannis in the Rose Garden at the White House on June 9, 2017 in Washington. (Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

The Democratic attorneys general of Maryland and Washington, D.C., are filing a lawsuit against President Trump on Monday. It alleges the president violated the Constitution by retaining ownership of his business and accepting payments from foreign governments.

NPR's Jackie Northam (@jackienortham) fills Here & Now’s Robin Young in on the details.

This segment aired on June 12, 2017.

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