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Trump Organization considers sale of flagship D.C. hotel

Trump international hotel.
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The Trump Organization is considering selling the rights to the Trump International Hotel in Washington, D.C., reports the Wall Street Journal.

The big picture: Eric Trump, President Trump's son and an executive vice president of the family business, told the WSJ that the move is in part fueled by criticism surrounding the family profiting from the property during Trump's presidency.

House committee subpoenas federal agency for Trump hotel records

In this image the Trump International Hotel sign is seen in front of a hotel building.
The D.C. Trump International Hotel in April 2019. Photo: Reuters/Amr Alfiky/File Photo

The General Services Administration was subpoenaed on Thursday for failing to deliver documents related to the Washington, D.C. Trump International Hotel's lease to the House Transportation committee, the Washington Post reports.

The big picture: President Trump has been sued for allegedly profiting from officials, both foreign and domestic, who stay at the luxury D.C. property. That suit will be heard by the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Dec. 12. One of Trump's attorneys recently argued the president is immune to prosecution while he holds office.

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