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NY AG Subpoenas Trump DC Hotel Records

NY AG Subpoenas Trump DC Hotel Records

New York Attorney General Letitia James subpoenaed records from the D.C. Trump Hotel as part of the next steps in the financial investigation into the Trump Organization.

The Washington Post reported Tuesday that AG James is requesting information about how the General Services Administration (GSA) chose Trump to lead the old Post Office project when he began developing it.

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AG James had made a previous request for documents focusing largely on the relationship between Trump and the hotel while he was in office. The new move comes amid Trump’s effort to sell the property and pocket $100 million in profits. As part of her investigation, AG James is looking into whether Trump falsely inflated property values when selling properties, but minimized their value when it came time to fill out his tax forms.

According to the Washington Post, the documents James sought included a “scorecard” GSA used to rank Trump’s bid against those of other developers who proposed leasing and redeveloping the federally owned Old Post Office Pavilion downtown. That information could fit into James’s wider case and show a pattern of Trump giving false information to business partners, banks, and insurers to secure loans and other deals.

The House Oversight Committee reported concerns last year that Trump lied to the GSA to score the deal. Rep. Gerry Connolly (D-VA) said in a letter to the GSA’s administrator that Trump “concealed hundreds of millions of dollars in debts from GSA when bidding on the Old Post Office Building lease,” said the Post. Rep. Connolly also called for an investigation.

James has already subpoenaed Ivanka Trump, who led the project for a time. She was also the one who submitted the proposal and said in the filing that “presentation and the associated bid explicitly incorporated the Statement of Financial Condition of Donald J. Trump.”

Read the full report at the Washington Post.

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