Trump could keep D.C. hotel despite conflict of interest

December 3, 2016

Kevin Fullington was quoted in Politico regarding President-elect Trump's potential conflict of interest owning the Trump International Hotel Washington D.C. while holding office. Lawyers Steven L. Schooner and Daniel I. Gordon suggest that Trump will have to unload the hotel because a line in his contract with the General Services Administration says the lease can’t benefit a government official. Trump has so far defied the calls to divest his holdings. Fullington told the publication, “It’s not 100 percent clear Trump’s becoming president violates the contract. It’s a close call whether or not that argument would be successful.”