Will Trump's Friend Get Building Contract For New FBI Headquarters?Spoiler: probably. John Iadarola, Michael Shure, and Mark Thompson, hosts of The Young Turks, discuss. Tell us what you think in the comment section below. http://www.tytnetwork.com/join
"In what ethics experts are calling a glaring direct conflict of interest, a significant business partner of both President Donald Trump and his son-in-law and senior adviser Jared Kushner is pursuing a $2 billion government contract to build new headquarters for the FBI.
“It creates a huge conflict,” said Rep. Gerald Connolly, a Virginia Democrat who sits on the House Oversight Committee. “It’s an enormous project. The exposure here for the Trump administration is very real.”
Vornado Realty Trust, a giant New York real estate firm whose founder and chairman, Steven Roth, is a longtime friend of and occasional adviser to Trump, is one of three finalists for the rights to develop a new FBI headquarters and campus in the Washington, D.C., region. Roth is helping head up Trump’s infrastructure advisory council and traveled with the president as he rolled out his plans last week, briefly sharing the stage with him in Cincinnati — with Trump introducing him to the crowd as one of “the greatest builders in America.””*
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Hosts: John Iadarola, Michael Shure, Mark Thompson
Cast: John Iadarola, Michael Shure, Mark Thompson
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