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"So we get this question a lot on trumping. So I'm gonna pass it along to you, which is why should people care about this? And what difference will it make? If the president is profiting or not look those where I think fair questions, let me give you an example. And the example does not relate to the Trump hotel in Washington. But I think the example will nonetheless be relevant the Trump hotel in New York City was having a very bad year. Apparently the first three quarters of the year were not profitable. Then all of a sudden the government of Saudi Arabia sent a fleet of Saudi Arabians to occupy the hotel. And they also obviously paid the freight. Well, as it turns out that last minute visit by the Saudi government officials met that not only did the fourth quarter go really well for the Trump hotel. York, but the entire year turn positive now as Americans why must we even worry or consider whether the gift that the Saudi Arabians gave to Trump impact. How Trump is going to approach the Saudi Arabians regarding what appears to be a Saudi assassination of Jamal kashogi the whole point about the constitution is to remove the appearance of corruption the appearance of impropriety and all the president has to do is enter into a clean and firm blind trust. Why isn't he doing this? So what's next in your lawsuit? But what's next is discovery? We've made an allegation and that happens regardless they can appeal that it's a good question. The most recent decision that the court made was that discovery should proceed in that the president cannot appeal the judge's rulings until the case is over. It's rare that courts allow appeals while a case is going on. But I'm confident that the department of Justice will seek every creative way to get this to another appellate court will continue to persist in our fight to try this case before we go to appeals, and we're gonna move with discovery what we want to know is we want to know the extent to which foreign and domestic governments here states have been paying the president of the United States at the Trump hotel. We wanna know all about the special concierge service that was once established at the Trump hotel that specifically sought out business from foreign sovereigns. And we want to know the trail of the money that eventually lands itself. Sure enough into the president's Bank account. So one of the things that we've been frustrated with is that there was some promised disclosure, some very small amount of promise disclosure, and and neither the Trump organization or the White House has really lived up to that. Is that something you're lawsuit remedies? The lawsuit will remedy that. What you're talking about is the great OPEC acidy with which the president operates his businesses. You know, of course, we've not seen a tax return. We've always seen those from prior presidents. We've also seen half efforts in regards to trying to separate himself from the business pursuant to a federal lawsuit where we have clear rules at discovery with federal. Court overseeing that we're going to get the kind of information that we need when discovery happens, and you start getting documents are those documents than public to us. Or is there another layer that has to happen before we get to see them. A generally speaking, a civil case is a public ace and materials that are produced in the context of those cases are also public and certainly subject to foia. It's cetera. Do we have any kind of date on the discovery is their clock running on that the clock is running for us to produce a schedule to the court and sure enough we're to propose a discovery schedule on or before Thanksgiving Day. Well, thank you very much. General cholera seen is the attorney general of the district of Columbia, and is pursuing an emoluments case there recently received a favorable decision. Thanks so much for talking to us today on trumpet. Thank you very much. Andrea. If you wanna keep up to date on Trump in captaining subscribe to our newsletter. Find out how Trump Inc podcast dot org. Company is produced by Kramer, the editors are Charlie Herman, and Eric you Manzke we had helped this week from Jesse Eisenberg the technical director is Bill loss. The music is my Hannis Brown, Robin 'field the managing editor of propublica. Jim is the vice president for news at WNYC and Steve Endel Burt is the editor in chief of propublica."