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The Qatari government earlier this year bought a multi-million dollar apartment in Trump Tower, just weeks after a federal judge dismissed a lawsuit accusing President Trump of illegally benefitting from such deals.
The Qatar mission to the United States signed the $6.5 million condo deal on Jan. 17, according to records reviewed by the Guardian.
The article goes on to state the following:
On Dec. 21, a federal judge dismissed a lawsuit brought by watchdog group Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW) that claimed Trump was violating the Emoluments Clause of the Constitution, which bars elected officials from financially benefitting from foreign governments.
At the time, the Qatari government already owned three other units in the building, worth about $10 million. Trump has not fully divested from his businesses, instead handing control to his sons, and critics argue that deals like this one make the president susceptible to foreign influence.
Qatari officials told the Guardian that the condominiums were purchased solely because of their convenient location in midtown Manhattan.
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