The Trump Organization will be subpoenaed on Tuesday after the Attorneys General of Maryland and the District of Columbia announced Monday that they were preparing paperwork that would be filed in court the following day, CBS News is reporting. Also subpoenaed will be the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), multiple government agencies and several people, entities, and businesses directly or indirectly associated with Donald Trump.
The two Attorneys General would like to determine if Trump, through payments made to his business entities, violate the Emoluments Clause of the Constitution. Specifically, they're looking at whether taxpayer stays at Trump-branded hotels in the Washington area constitute such violations, and if any foreign entities with interests contrary to those of the United States helped contribute to the Trump Organization's bottom line.
In addition, the Attorneys General are looking into three questions. First, they want to know if foreign governments are spending money at Trump-branded hotels (and if so, which governments). Second, they want to know if that money is going to Donald Trump himself. And third, they want to know if taxpayer-funded stays at Trump-branded hotels are affecting the hospitality industry at large in Washington, D.C. and Maryland.
According to the Associated Press, the Department of Defense, General Services Administration, Department of Commerce, Department of Agriculture, and the IRS have all either spent money at Trump-branded hotels or may have information about Trump's finances that may be relevant to the case.