(PresidentialInsider.com)- It didn’t take long for Biden administration officials to respond to a request by House Democrats to continue a politically-motivated investigation of former President Trump’s business dealings.
In a court filing Friday, President Biden’s General Services Administration reportedly provided the House Transportation chairman, Democrat Rep. Peter DeFazio, with a number of records it had been asking for since President Trump was in office.
The documents are specifically concerned with the Trump International Hotel inside of the Old Post Office Building, a federally owned property just steps from the White House. The Trump Organization won the federal contract to revitalize the historic structure in 2013 after an extensive bid process, resulting in a 60-year lease. The renovated property re-opened in 2016 to great fanfare, including a press conference with then-candidate Trump. The building features a five-star Trump-branded hotel which became an informal meeting place for members of the Trump administration and other supporters in Washington, DC.
So it’s no surprise that, despite the Trump Organization’s success in restoring a beautiful, historic structure in DC, Democrats would not let up in their search for dirt on President Trump.
DeFazio and Dina Titus, chairwoman of the Subcommittee on Economic Development, wrote in a March 16 letter to the GSA that the Trump Administration “repeatedly obstructed our efforts to carry out necessary oversight of a federally owned property that created conflicts of interests.” The GSA’s response on Friday at least partially fulfilled their request, but says that it was still working to provide the complete number of memos and communications regarding the Old Post Office Building lease.
Of course, this isn’t the first time that Democrats have attempted to show wrongdoing on the part of the former president, and it won’t be the last. Just recently, the Democrat-led House Judiciary Committee reached an agreement with the Justice Department to release to them the testimony from Trump’s White House counsel Don McGahn. The House Ways and Means Committee is still after President Trump’s tax returns from the IRS. Developments in that case could come as soon as May 28.
But even then, it’s not likely that Democrats will ever let it go. They still can’t get over President Trump’s win in 2016, and they’re determined to ensure he never makes a political comeback—or at least they will give it their best shot.