Announcement Date: December 28, 2017

The Daily Beast published an email written by Director of Revenue Management at the Trump International Hotel – Washington, D.C Jeng Chi Hung, in which he told an “acquaintance” that President Trump has remained involved in his businesses. In the email, Jeng Chi Hung stated that he’d had a meeting with President Trump, who “[asked] about banquet revenues and demographics,” and “asked if the his presidency hurt the businesses.” In a follow-up on the story, The Daily Beast was told that Jeng Chi Hung had fabricated the claims.