Washington, DC–(ENEWSPF)–November 29, 2016
Trump International Hotel, Washington DC. Source: cnbc.com
Donald Trump’s DC hotel lease prohibits “elected officials” from owning or profiting from the hotel lease. m.govexec.com/…
The lease—in which Donald Trump would, in effect, be both landlord and tenant—now presents unprecedented and intolerable conflicts of interest.
When In Doubt, Read the Contract
The Post Office Lease differs from many of Mr. Trump’s other business arrangements. That’s because, in writing the contract, the federal and D.C. governments determined, in advance, that elected officials could play no role in this lease arrangement. The contract language is clear: “No … elected official of the Government of the United States … shall be admitted to any share or part of this Lease, or to any benefit that may arise therefrom…”
The language could not be any more specific or clear. Donald Trump will breach the contract on Jan. 20, when he will become an “elected official of the Government of the United States” while continuing to benefit from the lease.
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