December 17, 2016

Trump already has a $32 million conflict of interest

BET - Just six days after Trump won the presidential election, the federal government finalized a key step towards a tax subsidy worth as much as $32 million for a Trump property that is in the process of turning the Washington D.C. landmark known as the "Old Post Office Building" into a Trump luxury hotel. Experts are already using this subsidy as proof that the conflict of interest between businessman and president will continue to cast a shadow over Trump's presidency.

Steven Schooner, a professor of government procurement law at George Washington University School of Law said, "This is a classic or textbook example of a conflict of interest." Adding, "The decision-maker here, the National Park Service, works for the party that stands to benefit from a favorable decision."

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