Democrats have a double-digit advantage on the generic congressional ballot

Desiree Burns
October 20, 2018

The Democrats called that an abuse of power and a violation of the regulations that are supposed to protect such arrangements from political influence. That prospective move-and-sale deal was scrapped previous year. "He should not have played any role in a determination that bears directly on his own financial interests with the Trump hotel".

GSA press secretary Pamela Dixon said Cummings and the Democrats are putting the blame in the wrong place: The FBI made the decisions about the headquarters project, not the president. His hotel is blocks away from the FBI's current location. President Donald Trump has released yet another one of his weird dispatches from the White House lawn, featuring him blasting liberal "mobs" interspersed with clips of Hillary Clinton, former Attorney General Eric Holder and Rep. Maxine Waters (D-CA).

The GSA replied that the inspector general's report "acknowledges an indisputable fact: the administrator's congressional testimony was truthful" and that the agency was "unaware of any White House involvement in the FBI's decision".

President Trump released a video Friday accusing Democrats of becoming an "angry mob" based on some of the violent rhetoric Democratic leaders have employed recently.

A sign stands outside the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) headquarters in Washington, D.C., February 2, 2018. Before running for office, Trump expressed interest in redeveloping the property himself. Then in the summer of 2017, after Trump fired then-FBI Director James Comey, the government announced the FBI relocation project was canceled.

In August, the GSA said in response to that report that its cost estimates were "accurate, transparent" and provided a full representation of costs of the projects.

Local and congressional Democrats, who had hoped for an economic boost in the suburban districts that surround Washington, D.C., were furious.

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File photo of then Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump, left, his wife Melania Trump and daughter Tiffany Trump cutting the ribbon at the new Trump International Hotel on October 26, 2016, in Washington.

The Democrats said the documents describe the decision not to sell the existing J. Edgar Hoover FBI building to private developers as a "direction from the White House" and as "the project the president wants".

There are 25 Democrats up for re-election, compared with only 9 Republicans.

Rep. Gerry Connolly, D-Va., said, "The suspicions we had seem increasingly to be confirmed - that this was an intervention by the president and his chief of staff to derail a procurement that was nearly ready to be awarded".

A group of House Democrats accused President Donald Trump of personally intervening to halt a plan to redevelop the current Federal Bureau of Investigation headquarters that would have potentially resulted in competition to the Trump International Hotel in Washington, D.C. It also accuses the head of the government's procurement and real estate division of providing misleading and incomplete testimony about Trump's actions, citing emails and providing extracts of those messages.

The letter was signed by House members Elijah Cummings, Peter DeFazio, Gerald Connolly, Mike Quigley and Dina Titus.

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