The General Services Administration, which owns the lease to President-elect Donald Trump's new hotel in Washington, D.C., said in a letter Tuesday that Trump will be in breach of his lease if he does not divest his stake in the hotel before taking office. The lease that permits Trump's company to use the historic building for its latest luxury hotel states that no "elected official of the government of the United States … shall be admitted to any share or part of this lease, or to any benefit that may arise therefrom." The GSA says Trump must not only relinquish managerial control of the property, but his ownership interest as well. If the president-elect refuses to comply, the GSA will bring Trump before the Civilian Board of Contract Appeals, an independent tribunal under the GSA's umbrella which is tasked with solving executive branch disputes.
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