The U.S. Supreme Court has dismissed claims of unlawful profit against former U.S. President Donald Trump. This was reported by Reuters on Monday, January 25.
The lower courts sent requests to dismiss the lawsuits. Supreme Court members explained that the cases have lost relevance since Trump left office.
The charges state that in violation of the constitution, the former president may have benefited from foreign delegations who used properties owned by him for residency. Under the law, U.S. heads of state are prohibited from accepting gifts and gratuities from representatives of other countries without congressional approval.
One lawsuit says hotel and restaurant representatives in Washington have claimed a loss of profits as delegates chose Trump’s facilities for their events and lodging.
On January 13, the U.S. House of Representatives voted to pass a resolution to impeach Trump for “sedition.” Pelosi signed the impeachment clause. If the Senate approves the impeachment resolution, the vote will prohibit Trump from running again.
Trump’s impeachment trial will begin in the Senate on February 8.