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>> 1,2,3.>> Lawyers for Donald Trump this week pushing for the dismissal of the lawsuit filed by the owners of CORK wine bar in Washington D.C.. Who claim that the president's continued ownership of the nearby Trump International Hotel constitutes unfair competition. Trumps lawyer's argument for throwing out the case, he's the President.
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In a court filing, Trump's lawyers saying he has absolute immunity from the lawsuit. Adding that the doctrine quote insures that the President can focus on carrying out the obligations of the office without the distraction of virtually limitless litigation who's cost he would personally bare. But a lawyer for the plaintiffs wants to challenge that notion, saying Trump should personally bare the cost, because the lawsuit is against businessman Trump, not President Trump.
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And immunity does not attach to his private, personal financial dealings, which he has not completely given up. The owners who are married said their wine bar has lost business because the Trump Hotel and their restaurants have an unfair advantage, which stems from the hotel association with the president.
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And in expectation it will attract diplomats, lobbyists and politicians hoping to curry favor with him. In the motion Trump's attorneys requested oral arguments before a federal judge, who was appointed by George W Bush.