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"President Donald Trump this week claimed he won an emoluments case brought against him after a federal appeals court dismissed the lawsuit. A Harvard law professor and constitutional expert says that's "bullshit."

The lawsuit, brought forward by Washington, D.C., and Maryland, challenged the legality of payments made to Trump's hotels by foreign officials after he was elected president. They claimed that the president was in violation of the Emoluments Clause of the Constitution, which prohibits members of the U.S. government from receiving gifts from foreign states without the consent of Congress.

On Monday, a three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit found that the states had no legal standing to sue Trump. In the ruling, the panel said that the argument was "so attenuated and abstract" that it raised the question of whether the case was an appropriate use of the judicial system.

Trump quickly claimed victory following the court's decision, writing on Twitter: "Word just out that I won a big part of the Deep State and Democrat induced Witch Hunt. Unanimous decision in my favor from The United States Court of Appeals For The Fourth Circuit on the ridiculous Emoluments Case."

Harvard Law professor Laurence Tribe fired back at Trump, noting that the president didn't win the lawsuit at all.

"It's all bullshit, of course. He didn't 'win'," tweeted Tribe, explaining that the appellate panel had merely ruled that D.C. and Maryland lacked standing to bring the action. "[A]nd he's still using the Oval Office to rob us blind and fill his coffers with piles of rubles that put him in debt to our adversaries," Tribe continued." (More)
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