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Inspector general slams agency for ignoring potential conflicts in Trump Hotel lease

Jan 17, 2019 - The Washington Times

An internal government watchdog said Wednesday that the federal General Services Administration improperly approved a lease for the Trump International Hotel in Washington by failing to consider whether the deal violated the Constitution's guidelines prohibiting elected officials from profiting from doing business with the government.

The inspector general of the GSA said the agency failed to consider "issues under the Constitution's Emoluments Clause that might cause a breach of the lease...