Records show foreign nations spent hundreds of thousands at Trump’s DC hotel

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Records show foreign nations spent hundreds of thousands at Trump’s DC hotel

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At least six foreign nations spent hundreds of thousands of dollars for extended stays at the Trump Hotel in the nation’s capital during former President Donald Trump’s presidency, according to documents released by Congress.

Rep. Carolyn Maloney (D-NY), the head of the House Oversight and Reform Committee, disclosed the information as she requested the National Archives release presidential records from the Trump administration to see if the former president “distorted U.S. foreign policy to serve his own financial interests, in violation of his oath of office.”

The new documents from Trump’s former accounting firm, Mazars USA LLP, show the foreign governments of Malaysia, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, the United Arab Emirates, Turkey, and China had spent more than $750,000 at the Trump Hotel located in Washington, D.C., according to a press release from Maloney.

“Today, I am releasing the first set of documents revealing that, during the same time periods they were seeking to influence American foreign policy, six nations spent more than $750,000 at President Trump’s hotel—renting lavish rooms for up to $10,000 per night,” Maloney said.

“These documents sharply call into question the extent to which President Trump was guided by his personal financial interest while in office rather than the best interests of the American people,” Maloney added. “These documents, which the Committee continues to obtain from Mazars, will inform our legislative efforts to ensure that future presidents do not abuse their position of power for personal gain.”

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Maloney has requested records from the National Archives by Nov. 28 in the wake of these revelations from the new documents.

The congresswoman is seeking records on Trump’s conduct in office as she investigates any attempts made by foreign governments to influence the Trump administration.

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