Oct 24, 2019

House committee subpoenas federal agency for Trump hotel records

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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Trump Organization considers sale of flagship D.C. 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.

Go deeperArrowOct 25, 2019

Trump intends to take tax return fight to Supreme Court

President Trump at a Georgia rally on Nov. 8, in Atlanta, Georgia. Photo: Brendan Smialowski/AFP via Getty Images

President Trump's lawyers intend to petition the U.S. Supreme Court by Nov. 14 to review a lower court ruling requiring the president to turn over eight years of his tax returns to a state grand jury, according to a letter written Friday.

Why it matters: This case would mark the first time the Supreme Court makes a decision on Trump's legal argument — that he is immune from criminal investigation while in office — and could "produce a major statement on the limits of presidential power," the New York Times reports.

Go deeperArrowNov 9, 2019

Read: Appeals court rules Congress can access Trump's tax records

President Trump speaks during a Cabinet Meeting at the White House on Oct. 21. Photo: Brendan Smialowsky/AFP via Getty Images

Congress can seek eight years of President Trump's tax records, according to a federal appeals court ruling on Wednesday.

Why it matters: It's a major setback for Trump, who's tried to block every attempt to make his tax returns public and plans to take the case to the U.S. Supreme Court.

Go deeperArrowUpdated Nov 14, 2019