Trump's attorney general plans to throw a $30,000 holiday party at his Washington hotel - 2019-08-28
President Donald Trump's attorney general is hosting a holiday party at the president's Washington hotel, raising questions about potential conflicts of interest and the independence of the Department of Justice.
Attorney General William Barr booked a 200-person private "family holiday party" at the hotel last month, according to the Washington Post. The event is expected to include a buffet and a four-hour open bar, which should earn Trump's business at least $30,000 in revenue.
The money is expected to come out of Barr's own pocket, and according to a Justice official, was booked in a Trump hotel this year after the Willard and the Mayflower were already booked. The official told the Post that "career ethics officials were consulted," and Barr was not attempting to win the favor of Trump.