House Democrats File Lawsuit to Uncover Trump Hotel’s Financial Records


WASHINGTON — A lawsuit filed in federal courtroom Thursday by House Democrats alleges that the Trump administration is illegally withholding data concerning the profitability of the president’s downtown Washington lodge.

Filed by Democrats on the House Oversight Committee, the lawsuit is looking for to pressure the General Services Administration to provide the Trump International Hotel’s monetary statements, documentation they’ve requested a number of instances as they attempt to decide the extent to which the lodge is likely to be receiving funds from overseas officers or governments and the way the president is likely to be utilizing the workplace for personal acquire.

They’re additionally looking for details about why the GSA, which leases the historic Old Post Office to the Trump Organization, appeared to reverse its interpretation of phrases that prohibited an elected official from taking or sharing advantages from the lodge. The GSA’s contracting officer stated in March that the Trump Organization was in full compliance as a result of the president had resigned from any place with the agency and agreed to obtain no direct earnings from the lodge.

The GSA inspector common is now reviewing the difficulty.

No Republicans have joined the Democrats’ request to the GSA, and authorities companies usually ignore info requests from opposition get together lawmakers once they serve within the minority.


The Trump International Hotel in Washington.