Democrats on the House oversight committee say a government administrator told them that Donald Trump must divest himself of all financial interests in his Washington hotel or be in breach of his lease with the federal government.
That’s according to a letter they wrote reflecting what they say is the General Service Administration’s assessment. Led by Maryland congressman Elijah Cummings, the Democrats wrote that Trump’s daughter, Ivanka, is the primary contact on the lease– and that presents “obvious” conflicts of interest.
The letter also says the GSA had not, as of Dec. 8, heard from the Trump Organization about how it will solve the contract issue.
Trump contracted with the GSA to redevelop the Old Post Office building as a hotel. A provision in the contract expressly prohibits any elected official from having a financial interest in the lease.
The property opened for business this fall.
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