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Watchdog Finds Flaws in Review of Trump Hotel Lease


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GSA inspector general says federal agency should have considered Constitution’s emoluments clause

WASHINGTON—A watchdog report released Wednesday said the General Services Administration improperly ignored a constitutional provision when it was reviewing whether to allow the Trump International Hotel in Washington to keep its lease after President Trump’s inauguration.

The GSA inspector general’s report doesn’t say that the contract itself violates the Constitution or recommend that the agency cancel the lease for the hotel, which has come under scrutiny for hosting large foreign delegations. At issue is the emoluments...[paywall]
What is the Emoluments Clause? The clause says “No Person holding any Office of Profit or Trust under them [the United States], shall, without the Consent of the Congress, accept of any present, Emolument, Office, or Title, of any kind whatever, from any King, Prince, or foreign State."

a salary, fee, or profit from employment or office.

It's sad that our government can't even uphold the Constitution.
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