Welcome to 1100 Pennsylvania, a newsletter devoted to President Donald Trump’s Trump International Hotel Washington, D.C. (and his other companies). President Trump, of course, still owns his businesses and can profit from them.
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Turns out *two* Nigerian presidential candidates stayed at the U.S president’s hotel last week
The Trump International Hotel Washington, D.C. is fast becoming the Iowa state fair for Nigerian presidential candidates. In addition to the main opposition candidate, Atiku Abubakar, whose visit 1100 Pennsylvania previously reported, long-shot contender Nicholas Felix of the Peoples Coalition Party also stayed at the U.S. president’s hotel last weekend.
Also, we’re now up to five Nigerian politicians spotted at the Trump Hotel D.C. last week:
If you’re a Nigerian politician who patronized the U.S. president’s D.C. hotel last weekend and 1100 Pennsylvania hasn’t acknowledged your visit, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. Include a photo and we’ll gladly mention you in a future issue. Sorry, due the volume of submissions 1100 Pennsylvania anticipates, we will not be able to return your photos.
HM Honorary Consul of the United Kingdom for Missouri, Mark Sutherland, had a lovely lunch.
Legal cases, current status (latest change, Jan. 11, 2018)
Official capacity—On Dec. 20, the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled it would hear the president’s appeal of district court rulings that allowed the case to proceed to discovery, and the appellate court halted discovery in the case. Oral augments on the appeal are tentatively scheduled for March 19–21, although on Dec. 26 the briefing schedule was suspended until further notice after Trump’s DoJ attorneys asked for a stay because of the federal government shutdown. (Discovery had started Dec. 3 and was scheduled to run through Aug. 2, 2019, with the AGs already having issued 38 subpoenas, including to the Trump Organization; the U.S. Departments of Agriculture, Commerce, Defense, and Treasury and the GSA; and the state of Maine.)
Individual capacity—On Dec. 14, Trump’s personal attorneys appealed the denial of their motion to dismiss the case, also to the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. On Dec. 19, the AGs replied to Trump’s motion for a stay pending that appeal by voluntarily dismissing the claims against Trump in his “individual capacity to allow the claims against President Trump in his official capacity to move forward expeditiously.” (The AGs only brought suit against Trump in his individual capacity after the judge suggested they do so.) Trump’s personal attorneys, on Dec. 21, opposed the motion to dismiss at the district level, saying the appeals court now has jurisdiction and accusing the AGs of “gamesmanship.”
196 Democratic senators and representatives’ emoluments lawsuit—On Sept. 28 judge Emmet G. Sullivan ruled that the legislators have standing to sue. Trump’s Justice Department attorneys filed an interlocutory appeal on Oct. 22.
Cork’s unfair competition lawsuit—Judge Richard J. Leon dismissed the case on Nov. 26, writing “Cork has failed to state a claim for unfair competition under D.C. law.” On Dec. 10, Cork’s attorneys filed a notice of appeal and on Jan. 10 they submitted a statement of issues to be raised. The next steps, which don’t yet have a timeline, include a briefing schedule being set and both sides filing appellate briefs.
Employees’ class-action suit alleging racial discrimination—A status hearing on arbitration is scheduled for Jan. 25, 2019.
Health inspections, current status (latest change, Aug. 10, 2018)
❌Hotel: five violations on May 7, 2018; two were corrected on site
❌BLT Prime and Benjamin Bar: nine violations on Aug. 10, 2018
❌Sushi Nakazawa: two violations on Aug. 10, 2018
✔️Banquet kitchen: no violations on Aug. 10, 2018
❌Pastry kitchen: two violations on Aug. 10, 2018
✔️Gift shop: no violations on May 7, 2018
❌Employee kitchen and in-room dining: five violations on Aug. 10, 2018; two were corrected on site
Other Trump Organization news
“Trump’s lawyer said there were ‘no plans’ for Trump Tower Moscow. Here they are.” By Azeen Ghorayshi for BuzzFeed.
“Trump pursued a deal in Russia and hid it from voters” by USA Today’s editorial board
“Trump exasperated by gaffe-prone Giuliani” by Eliana Johnson and Darren Samuelsohn for Politico
“President Trump’s inaugural committee failed to disclose to the IRS how much money it received in ticket revenue, TPM has found after reviewing the group’s tax filings, a failure that tax experts find perplexing.” By Josh Kovensky for Talking Points Memo.
“The Jupiter Police Foundation will hold its inaugural gala in March at Trump National Golf Club in Jupiter, a decision that the foundation said is ‘not political’ but a choice that an ethics watchdog called problematic.” By Alexandra Clough for The Palm Beach Post.
One thing that has nothing to do with Trump’s businesses (I think, tough to tell sometimes!)
“As soaring tuition scares off many families, a growing number of private colleges have embraced a marketing tactic associated more with selling airline tickets or flat-screen televisions than higher education: a price cut.” By Nick Anderson for The Washington Post.
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