Former President Trump failed to disclose details about these payments to GSA, and he 'donated' to the Treasury only the small portion of these payments that his company determined to be profits. — House Oversight Committee chairwoman Carolyn Maloney and subcommittee on government operations chairman Gerald Connolly
Former President Trump failed to disclose details about these payments to GSA, and he 'donated' to the Treasury only the small portion of these payments that his company determined to be profits. — House Oversight Committee chairwoman Carolyn Maloney and subcommittee on government operations chairman Gerald Connolly
Trump's DC hotel raked in more than $3.7 million from foreign governments while he was in office, documents show
  • The Trump International Hotel received millions from foreign governments while Trump was president.
  • New documents show that Trump's hotel got more than $3.7 million from foreign governments.
  • The revelation raised new concerns about possible Emoluments Clause violations, Democrats said.
Committee chairwoman Carolyn Maloney and subcommittee on government operations chairman Gerald Connolly said in a joint statement that the revelation raises additional "concerns about possible violations of the Constitution's Foreign Emoluments Clause."

"This amount would have been sufficient to cover over 7,400 nights at the Trump Hotel at the average daily rate," they said. "Former President Trump failed to disclose details about these payments to GSA, and he 'donated' to the Treasury only the small portion of these payments that his company determined to be profits."

... There's also a domestic emoluments clause that prohibits the president from receiving money from the US government outside of a salary. Trump has been accused of running afoul of the domestic emoluments clause by charging the US Secret Service tens of thousands of dollars for staying at Trump properties during and after his term in office.

The Washington Post reported in September 2020 that Trump made at least $1.1 million in taxpayer dollars from the Secret Service since he took office in January 2017. In December, Trump's Mar-a-Lago golf resort in Florida charged the Secret Service almost $16,000 during a presidential Christmas trip, The Post reported.

Trump continued charging taxpayers even after he left office, according to The Post, which found that the Secret Service paid $40,000 to use a room at Mar-a-Lago between January 20 and April 30. Trump's golf club in New Jersey also charged the Secret Service more than $10,000 in May, The Post reported.
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