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Feds: Trump Hotel in D.C. Doesn't Violate Government Lease

Trump said he transferred control of his business empire to his adult children

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    Feds: Trump Hotel in D.C. Doesn't Violate Government Lease
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    The federal agency overseeing President Donald Trump's lease for a luxury hotel in Washington, D.C., ruled his election as president doesn't violate the terms of his agreement barring government officials from profiting from the property.

    In a letter to the Trump Organization on Thursday, the General Services Administration said it determined the president's business is in "full compliance."

    The lease for the Trump International Hotel expressly forbids any federal official from participating in the project, a $200 million renovation of the Old Post Office Building a few blocks from the White House. Numerous ethics experts questioned whether Trump violated the terms of his lease the moment he took the oath of office.

    Trump said he transferred control of his business empire to his adult children.