Washington, DC—Following the General Services Administration’s (GSA) decision that President Trump was not in violation of his lease for the Old Post Office, the location of the Trump International Hotel, Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW) Executive Director Noah Bookbinder released the following statement:
“This ruling is a disappointment. Donald Trump still owns the hotel, still will benefit from payments and still has a vested interest in its success. These were issues the ban on ownership by a government official meant to preclude and why we filed a complaint with the GSA. The problems remain, as they were on inauguration day, unaddressed.”
CREW filed a complaint with the GSA seconds after Trump’s swearing into office, at which point he appeared to become in violation of the lease.