On Monday, the House Oversight and Reform Committee said that representatives of six foreign governments spent $750,000 at the Trump International Hotel in Washington, while trying to influence US policy during Trump’s presidency.
Chairman of the committee, deputy. Carolyn Maloney (DN.Y.) released a trove of documents showing that officials from Malaysia, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, the United Arab Emirates (UAE), Turkey and China spent up to $10,000 a night for “luxurious rooms” at Trump. Hotel.
“These documents sharply call into question the extent to which President Trump’s personal financial interests, rather than the interests of the American people, have guided him while in office,” Maloney said. said in a statement on Monday🇧🇷
A House committee has subpoenaed documents from Mazars USA, a once-extensive international financial accounting firm. Trump, however, has since severed ties🇧🇷
The committee launched an investigation into possible conflicts of interest, inaccurate financial disclosures and violations of salary provisions during Trump’s presidency in 2019.
Committee An agreement was reached in September to obtain Trump’s financial documents after a long legal battle with the former president.
According to newly released documents, former Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak visited the Trump International Hotel in September 2017 amid a Justice Department investigation into allegations that Razak and his family looted Malaysia’s wealth fund and laundered money through US financial institutions.
Razak has spent at least $259,724 since September. From September 7 of that year, according to the House Oversight and Reform Committee, 15 and was praised by Trump during the visit. Razak was convicted of corruption in Malaysia in 2020.
Representatives from Saudi Arabia and the UAE, which have close ties to the Trump administration, spent at least $164,929 between late 2017 and mid-2018. according to the documents from the committee.
In April 2018, Qatari government officials spent more than $300,000 at Trump’s hotel. documents show🇧🇷 It is reported that Trump praised the leaders of Qatar during the visit.
Turkish and Chinese officials also spent thousands of dollars in the hotel when they visited the United States on political affairs during Trump’s presidency.
The House committee said it would release more records about Trump’s hotel expenses by the end of November.
“These documents, which the committee continues to receive from Mazars, will inform our legislative efforts to ensure that future presidents do not abuse their office for personal gain,” Maloney said.
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