James P. McGovern

Trump's D.C. hotel attracting foreign envoys, special interest groups and controversy

Trump's D.C. hotel attracting foreign envoys, special interest groups and controversy

Donald Trump's new luxury hotel in Washington, D.C., has been attracting foreign envoys, special interest groups — and a bit of controversy.

One of the latest groups to book the hotel is the Heritage Foundation, a conservative think tank whose big donors gathered there Tuesday night for a speech by Vice President-elect Mike Pence. Pence spoke on Trump administration priorities.

The Heritage Foundation said its decision to use the hotel was driven by space needs.

The Trump International Hotel has come under scrutiny by government ethics experts who worry that foreign governments, special interest groups and others will book rooms and events there to curry favor with...

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