Trump Transition Records, A Source Of Friction With Special Counsel Robert Mueller, Were Almost Destroyed
President Trump complained when Mueller obtained transition team emails from the General Services Administration. But GSA documents show it would normally “destroy the records and wipe the machines.” News reports prompted GSA officials to inquire about preserving the transition team records.
Key Officials Push Back Against Trump Campaign’s Claim That A Federal Office Illegally Turned Over Emails To Special Counsel
In an interview with BuzzFeed News, a senior lawyer with the GSA disputed the Trump campaign's assertions about the decision to turn over emails written during the presidential transition to the Mueller investigation. The Special Counsel's Office pushed back as well.
Trump Must Give Up Hotel Before Inauguration, Agency Tells Lawmakers
Major development in dispute over Donald Trump's conflicts of interest: The government agency that leases a taxpayer-owned landmark for Trump's Washington, DC, hotel has told lawmakers that the president-elect will be in breach of the contract unless he relinquishes his ownership interest. Updated: This story was updated to include a statement by a GSA spokesperson.
Official Involved In Huge Trump Deal With Feds Has Outside Business Interest
Donald Trump’s newest luxury hotel is in a taxpayer owned landmark building near the White House. The government official who signed off on his winning bid is also the director of an Iowa financial firm — but that official and his agency refused to say if he had specifically disclosed his role in that company, as required by ethics rules.