Mar-a-Lago

Far-right group occupies Mar-a-Lago for banquet

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Mar-a-Lago Club in Palm Beach, Fla. Photo: Joe Raedle/Getty Images

The Center for Security Policy, a far-right group that warns Islamists are infiltrating the U.S. government, will host a banquet Saturday at Trump's Mar-a-Lago Club in Palm Beach. Fla., the Washington Post reports.

The big picture: Many members of Mar-a-Lago have left since Trump's presidency began, and now Trump loyalists dominate the club. These groups support the president's right-leaning politics by renting out its ballrooms for lavish private events.

Rep. Jamie Raskin: Trump "wants to be a king"

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Rep. Jamie Raskin (D-Md.). Photo: Chuck Kennedy/Axios

Rep. Jamie Raskin (D-Md.) said Friday President Trump is trying to work the Oval Office as a business play, and has "converted the presidency into self enrichment and re-election."

Why it matters: Raskin told Axios' Margaret Telev at an Axios event that Congress must hold President Trump accountable, citing the domestic and foreign emoluments clauses, which outline the payments a president may not receive.