Tag Archives: Trump Hotels

MAINE: Former GOP Gov. Paul LePage Charged State For Dozens Of Nights At Trump’s Hotel, Lavish Meals

The Portland Press Herald reports: Former Gov. Paul LePage and his staff members paid for more than 40 rooms at Washington, D.C.’s Trump International Hotel during a two-year period, spending at least $22,000 in Maine taxpayer money at a business owned by the president’s family. Documents recently obtained by the Portland Press Herald/Maine Sunday Telegram show that the LePage administration …

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General Services Administration: Feds Chose To Ignore The Constitution Regarding Trump’s Washington Hotel

Politico reports: Lawyers for the General Services Administration chose to “ignore” the U.S. Constitution and other legal precedents when they allowed the Trump International Hotel to maintain its lease on the Old Post Office building even after Donald Trump became president, the GSA’s internal watchdog said on Wednesday. In a 47-page report, the GSA’s inspector general said government lawyers were …

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Trump Inauguration Team Paid Trump Organization For Rooms, Meals, And Event Space At Trump’s DC Hotel

ProPublica reports: When it came out this year that President Donald Trump’s inaugural committee raised and spent unprecedented amounts, people wondered where all that money went. It turns out one beneficiary was Trump himself. The inauguration paid the Trump Organization for rooms, meals and event space at the company’s Washington hotel, according to interviews as well as internal emails and …

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Evangelicals Gather At Trump’s DC Hotel To Speak In Tongues And Defend Him Against The Evil Deep State

Religion News Service reports: The Trump International Hotel in Washington, D.C., which towers above other buildings near the White House, is best known for hosting global diplomats and prominent dignitaries in its lavish facilities. But last Friday afternoon (Dec. 7), one of the hotel’s many glimmering ballrooms was transformed into a sanctuary, where dozens of worshippers held their hands aloft …

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Court OK’s Emoluments Subpoenas Over Trump Hotel

Politico reports: A federal judge on Monday said lawyers for Maryland and Washington, D.C., can begin issuing subpoenas in a lawsuit that accuses President Donald Trump of using his luxury hotel in Washington to unconstitutionally profit from his political office. The attorneys general in Maryland and Washington say they plan to serve as many as 20 companies and government agencies …

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Ivanka Made $4M From Trump’s DC Hotel In 2017

Politico reports: President Donald Trump’s daughter and adviser Ivanka Trump made $3.9 million in profit last year off her stake in the Trump International Hotel, while taking in at least $5 million from businesses connected to her personal brand, a newly released financial disclosure shows. Ivanka Trump also reported taking in about $2 million in 2017 pay and severance from …

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FRC’s “Christian Heritage Tour” Includes Three Nights At Trump’s DC Hotel And “Possible” WH Briefing For $2500

Politico reports: The Family Research Council’s “Washington D.C. Christian Heritage Tour & Summit” in March is the latest conservative confab scheduled to take place at the Trump International Hotel. The three-night jaunt includes accommodations at the hotel and the possibility of a briefing at the White House, plus a day at the Museum of the Bible and a private tour …

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Mike Pence’s Brother Spent $21K At Trump’s DC Hotel

Forbes reports: For President Donald Trump, elections don’t just decide who he can count on in Congress, they also determine who he can count on as customers. And after Tuesday night, Trump’s most loyal new customer appears to be Greg Pence, the brother of Vice President Mike Pence. Greg Pence’s congressional campaign, which resulted in an easy victory, listed expenses …

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Dems Accuse Trump Of Scrapping Plan To Move FBI Headquarters So There’d Be No Hotel Across From His

Roll Call reports: Key House Democrats pressed the head of the General Services Administration to provide more information Thursday about President Donald Trump’s role in the proposal to rebuild the FBI headquarters building on its current footprint on Pennsylvania Ave. “As a direct result of President Trump’s clear conflict of interest on this matter, we are now requesting information and …

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DC Lets Trump Hotel Keep Its Liquor License

CNN reports: Washington’s Alcoholic Beverage Control Board met on Wednesday to consider a review into whether President Donald Trump has the character to sell alcohol in the nation’s capital. In a terse announcement Wednesday afternoon, the board said its interpretation of local law made them opt not to act at this time, allowing Trump’s DC properties to continue as they …

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Republicans Have Spent Millions At Trump Properties

McClatchy reports: At least 125 Republican campaigns and conservative political groups spent more than $3.5 million at President Donald Trump’s resorts, hotels and restaurants since January 2017, the month he was sworn in, according to an analysis by McClatchy. The money paid for catering for a fundraiser at the Mar-a-Lago club in Palm Beach, Fla. , a night’s stay at …

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Trump Gets $534K Federal Rent Credit For DC Hotel

The Washington Post reports: The General Services Administration granted a $534,000 rental credit to the Trump Organization’s D.C. hotel for providing “security, utilities and janitorial services” to support tours of the building’s clock tower run by the National Park Service, federal officials said, an adjustment that contracting experts say illustrates the highly unusual arrangement between the company owned by President …

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NYC Trump Hotel Rev Surges Thanks To Saudi Prince

The Washington Post reports: The general manager of the Trump International Hotel in Manhattan had a rare bit of good news to report to investors this spring: After two years of decline, revenue from room rentals went up 13 percent in the first three months of 2018. What caused the uptick at President Trump’s flagship hotel in New York? One …

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Sean Spicer Rents Trump Hotel Lobby For Book Party

The New York Times reports: Mr. Spicer is having a book party on Tuesday in Washington’s newly fashionable Wharf district. If you pay $1,000 for “Press Secretary” access, you get four tickets, personalized books and access to a V.I.P. reception. At the “Deputy Press Secretary” level ($500), you get two tickets to the party and V.I.P. reception, plus signed books. …

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North Korean Anthem Plays At Trump DC Hotel Fashion Show Attended By Far-Right Extremists [VIDEO]

The New York Times reports: The North Korean national anthem got plenty of fanfare at the Virginia Women for Trump’s birthday party for the president on Sunday. Corey Stewart, the Republican Senate candidate from Virginia, got the hook. The Tea for Trump toast to an absent President Trump drew hundreds of women in hats, tats and floral finery to the …

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Judges And Religious Leaders File To Revoke Liquor License For Trump’s DC Hotel Over “Egregious Conduct”

The BBC reports: A hotel owned by US President Donald Trump should have its liquor license revoked, a group of religious leaders and judges say. The group filed a complaint to the Alcoholic Beverage Control Board (ABC) saying the Trump International Hotel in Washington DC should lose its license due to Mr Trump’s “egregious conduct”. Local laws say only people …

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DOJ Defends Trump’s DC Hotel In Federal Court, Claims Business From Foreign Governments Aren’t Emoluments

The Associated Press reports: President Donald Trump’s hotel company did not break the law by doing business with other countries, a Justice Department lawyer told a federal judge Monday. The state of Maryland and the District Columbia have accused Trump of capitalizing on the presidency and causing harm to local businesses that compete with his Washington hotel. Monday’s arguments before …

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Trump Profited $40 Million From DC Hotel In 2017

USA Today reports: The president’s income from his company’s hotel in Washington, D.C. topped $40 million last year, according to a copy of his annual financial disclosure report released on Wednesday, making the property a clear winner among a portfolio which showed mixed results. The Trump International Hotel, located less than one mile from the White House, has emerged a …

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Trump Agrees To Keynote Fundraiser For Anti-Abortion Group After They Advertise It Will Be Held At His Hotel

Media Matters reports: In anticipation of its annual gala, the anti-abortion group Susan B. Anthony List (SBA List) has been promoting official room blocks for the event at the Trump International Hotel in Washington, D.C., and running a contest in which the prize includes a free stay at the property during the gala. On May 14, during the White House …

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Trump Asks Federal Court To Dismiss Emoluments Suit

CNN reports: President Donald Trump has asked a federal court to dismiss a lawsuit accusing him of violating the Constitution’s Emoluments Clause related to private payments from other governments. Trump is asking the judge to dismiss the complaint against him as an individual. He’s also being sued separately for violating the Emoluments Clause — which prohibits federal officeholders from receiving …

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