- Zephyr Teachout: President Trump takes money from foreign governments through his businesses in violation of Constitution
- Teachout: His remedy suggests he is above the Constitution. We are suing him to make this behavior stop
Zephyr Teachout is an associate professor of law at Fordham University Law School and the author of "Corruption in America." She is among a group of lawyers who have filed a federal lawsuit against Donald Trump on behalf of Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington, a nonprofit organization that aims to hold public officials legally accountable for their actions. Follow her on Twitter. The opinions expressed in this commentary are solely those of the author.
(CNN)On Monday in federal court in New York, the bipartisan watchdog group Citizens for Responsibility in Government in Washington, or CREW, sued President Donald Trump for taking money from foreign governments through his business ventures. I am one of the lawyers on the suit.