Chaffetz Says He Wants To Review Trump’s DC Hotel Lease

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Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-UT), the chair of the House Oversight Committee, told reporters on Wednesday that he is looking into the lease for President Donald Trump’s Washington, D.C., hotel.

“I did request from the [General Services Administration] the full unredacted contract,” Chaffetz told reporters, according to Politico. “It’ll be interesting to see what they produce and what their take on it is.”

Democratic lawmakers and ethics experts say that Trump has violated his lease for the hotel. Trump leases the building from the federal government, and his lease states that an elected official cannot be involved in or benefit from the hotel, creating a conflict of interest for the new president.

Chaffetz told reporters he asked for the unredacted lease in December and that he still has not received it, according to Politico.

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