What is 1100 Pennsylvania?

1100 Pennsylvania reports on the Trump International Hotel Washington, D.C. and other Trump businesses—especially who’s paying them and what these people may want—or be getting—in return.

The hotel’s address is 1100 Pennsylvania Ave NW, hence this newsletter’s name.

1100 Pennsylvania believes the best way to tell the story of the former president’s swamp hotel is to report on it every day. Consider it the pointillist style of journalism—thousands of data points collected over years form the narrative.

Why subscribe (especially about ex-president’s business?

Because it matters that the 45th U.S. president retained his business interests while in office.

Subscribe to support ad-free independent journalism that’s reporting on an important topic at a depth not done elsewhere.

1100 Pennsylvania’s subscribers include government watchdogs, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalists, U.S. and other government officials, C-suite corporate executives, leading academics, concerned citizens, and even Trump Org staffers. The Washington Post’s David Fahrenthold, WNYC’s Andrea Bernstein, and The Atlantic’s David Frum are among 1100 Pennsylvania’s readers who’ve praised it.

And you’ll get full access to all the news about the Trump International Hotel Washington, D.C. and other Trump businesses delivered to your inbox:

  • breaking news about the politicians, government employees, foreign officials, contractors, and conference attendees who are paying—or have stopped paying—Trump

  • updates on the continuing lawsuits and Congressional investigations

  • scoops on how Trump’s trying to profit on the presidency, even out of office

Just $5/month or $50/year. Subscriptions are free for U.S. government employees or member of the military. If you sign up with a .gov or .mil email address, your subscription will be upgraded within a couple hours. If you sign up with a personal account, please email 1100pennsylvania@protonmail.com and mention your status.

1100Pennsylvania is published three or so days a week with a recap of the week’s top stories sent out on weekends.

What do other journalists say about 1100 Pennsylvania and its editor?

“If you have not yet subscribed to Zach Everson’s 1100 Pennsylvania, I would highly recommend checking it out. We here at Trump, Inc. are big fans.”

Meg Cramer; senior producer for Trump, Inc.; WNYC

Who are you anyway?

Zach Everson. Hi. How are you? For about 13 years I was a travel and food journalist, contributing to outlets including Gawker Media, Eater, and Lonely Planet.

I started reporting on the Trump Hotel D.C. for Fox News right before it opened. Shortly thereafter I pitched my editor at Condé Nast Traveler a feature on the hotel that would go beyond just looking at it from a travel perspective, but also report out its legal and ethical issues from the vantage point of a weekend stay there. At 5,500 or so words, Inside the World’s Most Controversial Hotel provides an-depth look at what’s up with the hotel. That article won the 2019 Society of American Travel Writers Foundation’s Lowell Thomas Award for best investigative reporting

Here’s a TV appearance, if you want to put a face to the reporting:

What if I have other questions or a tip?

Get in touch! (Suggested reading: “Here’s how to share sensitive leaks with the press” by the Freedom of the Press Foundation)

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