Ranking Member Raskin’s Statement on Committee Democrats’ Lawsuit Seeking Documents About Former President Trump’s Conflicts of Interests in the Former Trump Hotel
Washington, D.C. (June 7, 2023)—Today, Rep. Jamie Raskin, Ranking Member of the Committee on Oversight and Accountability, issued the following statement after Committee Democrats dismissed its suit seeking information regarding former President Donald Trump’s Trump Hotel in Washington, D.C. pursuant to 5 U.S.C. section 2954, a statute known as the “Seven Member Rule”:
“Committee Democrats began this litigation in 2017 as part of our oversight of the Trump Administration and the General Services Administration’s (GSA) management of its lease agreement with Trump Old Post Office LLC. Since, the GSA has produced the vast majority of records requested, enabling Committee Democrats to expose former President Trump’s receipt of millions of dollars in emoluments from foreign governments and the Secret Service, as well as his efforts to conceal millions of dollars in losses from his failed hotel, we are satisfied that we have fulfilled our obligation under the Constitution.
“Although this effort, which confirmed that GSA ignored the Emoluments Clause in allowing President Trump to retain the lease when he became President, has concluded, Oversight Democrats remain steadfastly committed to uncovering the extent of the wrongdoing by former President Trump and other members of his Administration, including Jared Kushner, who received billions of dollars directly from authoritarian governments, such as China and Saudi Arabia, and maintained hundreds of LLCs in dozens of countries around the world while they were in office.”