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Documents showing huge profits for Trump's Washington hotel deleted

Documents showing Donald Trump's flagship Washington hotel made nearly $2m (£1.5m) profit in the first four months of 2017 have been deleted after they were posted online by accident. The US General Services Administration hastily pulled...Show More Summary

You could live in a lighthouse auctioned off by the US government

last weekHumor / odd : Boing Boing

The United States General Services Administration is auctioning off six lighthouses, one on in Chesapeake Bay, Maryland and five Michigan's Great Lakes. Bidding starts at around $15,000 and there isn't much action yet! From Mental Floss: Prospective bidders must agree to put down a $5,000 to $10,000 deposit on the lighthouse they’re interested in. Show More Summary

The U.S. Government is Auctioning Off Six Lighthouses

2 weeks agoHumor / odd : Neatorama

Have you ever dreamed of living by the shore, but thought you could never afford a home there? You might want to rethink that dream, since the U.S. the U.S. General Services Administration has six lighthouses up for auction right now, with bids starting as low as $10,000 to $15,000. Show More Summary

Own One of These Six Lighthouses for Sale From Just $10,000

(Image credit: U.S. General Services Administration) Do you have what it takes to buy a fixer-upper...lighthouse? The federal government seems to be having a fire sale on seaworthy structures, and six intrepid bargain-hunters can scoop them up this summer for a (fisherman's) song — with auction prices starting at just $10,000. (No, this is not a whale's tale.) READ MORE »

Feds to Pull Plug on Search for New FBI HQ

Ten years of house-hunting are at an apparent end for the FBI after reports that the federal government has decided to nix the search for new headquarters for the agency. Officials from the General Services Administration, which handles federal real estate, tell the Washington Post they'll officially announce the decision...

U.S. Considering Sweeping Restrictions on Popular Russian Software

last monthNews : Mediaite

If Trump pulls the trigger, it would be a sweeping development that would remove Kaspersky from the General Services Administration's list of approved vendors for government agencies.

CNN Hypes Concerns of Trump Family Maybe Opening a Second D.C. Hotel

It was a week ago Thursday when the federal government’s General Services Administration determined that President Donald Trump was not in violation of the lease for the D.C. area hotel that bears his name. But that didn’t stop CNN from finding some other real estate scenario to freak out about. Show More Summary

The Problems with Trump’s D.C. Hotel Deal Aren’t Going Away

As the prospect of a Trump Presidency became real last year, a number of leading experts on ethics and corruption called on the U.S. General Services Administration, which oversees federal contracts, to cancel the Trump Organization’s...Show More Summary

Trump's Washington hotel poses no conflict of interest, agency finds

5 months agoHumor / odd : The Sideshow

The Trump International Hotel in Washington is not in violation of federal conflict-of-interest rules that bar elected officials from taking part in a lease of federal property, the U.S. General Services Administration said on Thursday. Show More Summary

GSA rules Trump isn't violating his hotel lease because he promises to not spend the profits yet

5 months agoUS Politics / Liberal : Daily Kos

In a move that can only be described as, well, odd, the General Services Administration officer who oversaw the original contract giving Donald Trump control of the government property that would soon be refurbished into a new Washington, D.C. Show More Summary

Government Lets Trump Off The Hook For His Washington Hotel Conflict Of Interest

5 months agoNews : Huffington Post

WASHINGTON ? The General Services Administration said Thursday that Trump International Hotel in Washington isn’t violating its lease with the government, even though it appears to prohibit an elected official from benefiting. The declaration...Show More Summary

GSA Says Trump D.C. Hotel Lease Is Valid, Despite Ban On Elected Officials

5 months agoNews : The Two-Way

The General Services Administration says while the contract bars elected officials, the Trump Organization may lease the Old Post Office because President Trump moved his businesses into a trust.

GSA: Trump's DC Hotel Does Not Pose Conflict of Interest

The Trump International Hotel does not violate federal conflict of interest rules, the General Services Administration said Thursday.Democratic...

GSA: Trump DC hotel not in violation of government lease

In a letter to the Trump Organization, General Services Administration Contracting Officer Kevin M. Terry says it has determined that the president's business is in "full compliance." Continue reading ? The post GSA: Trump DC hotel not in violation of government lease appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

GSA Contract Awarded to Fleet Safety Leader

Pro-Vision Video Systems has announced it has been awarded a Schedule 84 contract by the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA).

Chaffetz’s constituents want to know what he’ll do about Trump’s conflicts

On Thursday, we reported on Rep. Jason Chaffetz’s (R-Utah) ongoing delinquency in investing President Trump’s conflicts of interest, his hotel lease with the General Services Administration and the emoluments clause. Chaffetz later in the day, along with the ranking Democrat on the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, sent a stern letter regarding Trump senior […]

Trump's D.C. hotel lost more than $1 million in first two months

Donald Trump's Washington D.C. hotel lost more than a million dollars in its first two months, according to the General Services Administration. Elizabeth Keatinge (@ekeatinge) has more.        

SAD: Trump’s DC Hotel Has Already Lost $1.1 Million

7 months agoLGBT / Gay : Joe. My. God.

Mediaite reports: According to documents obtained by House Democrats from the General Services Administration, the much-discussed Trump International Hotel in Washington, D.C. fell well below its revenue projections in its first two months of operation. Show More Summary

Watchdog Complaint: Trump Is Now In Breach Of His D.C. Hotel Lease

7 months agoNews : Huffington Post

WASHINGTON ? The watchdog group Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington filed a complaint with the General Services Administration on Friday, arguing that President Donald Trump is in violation of his lease to operate the...Show More Summary

Dems say GSA concluded Trump must sever ties with his D.C. hotel

8 months agoUS Politics / Liberal : Daily Kos

Add this to Donald Trump's conflicts of interest. Politico writes: Four Democratic members of Congress say the General Services Administration has concluded that President-elect Donald Trump will be in violation of the lease for his luxury Washington D.C. Show More Summary

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