Watchdog Says Regulators Ignored Constitutional Concerns over Trump Hotel

HeadlineJan 17, 2019

The Times report came as the inspector general for the General Services Administration said Wednesday the agency ignored concerns that Donald Trump’s lease on the federally owned building that houses the Trump International Hotel violates anti-corruption clauses of the Constitution. The inspector general said that after Trump’s election, regulators failed to consider whether Trump’s continued lease violated the emoluments clauses, which bar the president from receiving payments from foreign leaders or U.S. states.

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