U.S. agency says Trump's Washington hotel meets conflict-of-interest rules

Reuters News
Posted: Mar 23, 2017 3:48 PM

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The luxury Trump International Hotel in Washington does not violate federal conflict-of-interest rules that bar elected officials from taking part in a lease of federal property, the U.S. General Services Administration said on Thursday.

Critics had charged that the hotel housed in a former post office building constituted a conflict of interest for President Donald Trump. But the GSA, the federal government's property management arm, said in a letter made public that the issue had been resolved with the president's son, Donald Trump Jr., taking over as head of the company that runs it.

(Reporting by Eric Beech; Editing by Peter Cooney)