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Trump's D.C. hotel lease is not a good look for the federal government

Posted on AllSides December 18th, 2021
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This week, we learned that the federal agency responsible for the lease of the federal landmark property — the Old Post Office — of former President Donald Trump’s Washington hotel approved a lease that for the duration of Trump’s term was probably illegal.

The General Services Administration ruled in 2017 that the Trump International Hotel lease was in “full compliance” with federal law even though a clause in the lease explicitly forbade “any elected official” of the federal government from receiving any benefit from the leased property. In a letter to Trump’s sons Donald Trump Jr. and Eric...

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