Discovery on hold in AGs’ suit as judges will hear Trump’s appeal

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Discovery on hold in AGs’ emoluments suit as judges will hear Trump’s appeal

Yesterday the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that it would hear the president’s appeal of district court decisions that allowed the D.C. and Maryland attorneys general’s emoluments suit to proceed to discovery.

In the meantime, the appellate court halted discovery in the case. It had started Dec. 3 and was scheduled to run through Aug. 2, 2019, with the AGs already having issued 38 subpoenas, including to the Trump Organization; the U.S. Departments of Agriculture, Commerce, Defense, and Treasury and the GSA; and the state of Maine.

Oral augments for the appeal will take place March 19–21 in Richmond.

Mattis’s Trump Hotel connection

Outdoing Defense Sec. James Mattis is the rare Trump cabinet member I’ve never spotted at the president’s hotel.

Noteworthy sightings

Former Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer (R) and Fox News’s Gina Loudon pose in front of the Christmas tree.

Former editor-in-chief of Breitbart London/UKIP advisor and an associate of Nigel Farage’s, Raheem Kassam, hung out again in the lobby.

Diamond and Silk® (seriously, ®) talked by the Christmas tree.

Conservative pundit Eric Bolling was found to be “a great American all around.”

Scheduler for Rep. Glenn Thompson (R–PA), Lindsey Reusser, and communications director for lobbying firm Horizon Government Affairs, Jonathan Frank, celebrated Christmas.

Some folks adamant about clearing Michael Flynn patronized the president’s hotel and made sure to tag the business. The president/innkeeper, of course, has the power to pardon Flynn.

While Twitter users often heckle the hotel’s managing director, Mickael Damelincourt, it’s rare for him to reply. He did here though. (Also, note that conservative pundit Paris Dennard, gave the hotel’s employee party pics a retweet.)

New campaign expenditure

Bill PAC, affiliated with retiring Rep. Bill Shuster (R–PA), spent $960 for lodging on Nov. 5, 2018 at the president’s hotel. And Shuster’s campaign has spent $31,961.61 there.

Legal cases, current status (latest change, Dec. 21, 2018)

Health inspections, current status (latest change, Aug. 10, 2018)

  • ❌Hotel: five violations on May 7, 2018; two were corrected on site

  • ❌BLT Prime and Benjamin Bar: nine violations on Aug. 10, 2018

  • ❌Sushi Nakazawa: two violations on Aug. 10, 2018

  • ✔️Banquet kitchen: no violations on Aug. 10, 2018

  • ❌Pastry kitchen: two violations on Aug. 10, 2018

  • ✔️Gift shop: no violations on May 7, 2018

  • ❌Employee kitchen and in-room dining: five violations on Aug. 10, 2018; two were corrected on site

Other Trump Organization news

One thing that has nothing to do with Trump’s businesses (I think, tough to tell sometimes!)

HUD region II administrator Lynne Patton (yes yes, she’s a former Trump Org event planner) went after a reporter in this Twitter exchange.

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