Cap­i­tal Busi­ness

The Washington Post Sunday - - TAKING STOCK -

Gov­ern­ment of­fi­cials over­see­ing the Trump In­ter­na­tional Ho­tel’s lease with the fed­eral gov­ern­ment have de­ter­mined the deal is in “full com­pli­ance” de­spite a clause in the agree­ment bar­ring any “elected of­fi­cial of the gov­ern­ment of the United States” from de­riv­ing “any ben­e­fit.” In a let­ter to Eric Trump, the pres­i­dent’s son now over­see­ing the ho­tel, the project’s con­tract­ing of­fi­cer found the com­pany met the terms of the lease be­cause the pres­i­dent had re­signed from a for­mal po­si­tion with the com­pany and the or­ga­ni­za­tion had re­struc­tured an in­ter­nal op­er­at­ing agree­ment so that he re­ceived no di­rect pro­ceeds from the D.C. ho­tel busi­ness while in of­fice.

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