It has been five weeks since the election and Democrats are still trying to catch Donald Trump in a “gotcha” moment. As hard as they try, they just keep failing.
The latest example has to do with Trump’s hotel in Washington, DC.
GSA Refutes Dem Letter Saying the Agency Has Already Made Determination on Trump Hotel
President-elect Donald Trump‘s businesses and potential conflicts have come under a lot of scrutiny in the lead-up to his inauguration next month, and Democrats on the House Oversight Committee have singled out his ownership of the Trump International Hotel in D.C. for particular concern.
In a post on Medium, the Democrats say that the Deputy Commissioner of the GSA confirmed to them that Trump as president would be in violation of the lease agreement:…
They’re citing a section of the lease agreement that says “no member or delegate to Congress, or elected official of the Government of the United States… shall be admitted to any share or part of this Lease, or to any benefit that may arise therefrom.”
Here’s the statement the GSA released regarding this matter…
GSA does not have a position that the lease provision requires the President-elect to divest of his financial interests. We can make no definitive statement at this time about what would constitute a breach of the agreement, and to do so now would be premature. In fact, no determination regarding the Old Post Office can be completed until the full circumstances surrounding the President-elect’s business arrangements have been finalized and he has assumed office. GSA is committed to responsibly administering all of the leases to which it is a party.
Maybe next time.