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The General Services Administration says President Trump is legally entitled to hold a lease for a hotel in a federal government-owned building, regardless of what critics say. Alex Brandon/AP hide caption

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GSA Says Trump D.C. Hotel Lease Is Valid, Despite Ban On Elected Officials

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Ivanka Trump arrives for a joint news conference between President Trump and German Chancellor Angela Merkel in the East Room of the White House earlier this month. Ethics experts say that Ivanka Trump's dual role as a business owner and West Wing staffer raises questions about conflicts of interest. Ivanka says she will comply voluntarily with ethics rules. Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Ethics Experts Raise Alarm Over Ivanka Trump's White House Role

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The annual conference has taken place in recent years at Washington's Ritz-Carlton hotel but is scheduled this May for the Trump International Hotel. Pablo Martinez Monsivais/AP hide caption

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Top House Democrats, including Rep. Elijah Cummings, D-Md. (at the podium), said this week they want an investigation into President Trump's connections with Russia, such as when he learned that his national security adviser, Michael Flynn, had discussed U.S. sanctions with a Russian diplomat. J. Scott Applewhite/AP hide caption

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Donald Trump Jr. (left) and Eric Trump attend the inauguration ceremony for the Trump International Hotel and Tower in Vancouver, Canada, on Feb. 28. AFP/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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These Days, Business Travel By Trump's Sons Is Costly And Complicated

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Kuwait is holding its National Day celebration at the Trump International Hotel in Washington. Pablo Martinez Monsivais/AP hide caption

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Kuwait Celebration At Trump Hotel Raises Conflict Of Interest Questions

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A flag flies on a green lined with villas at the Trump International Golf Club in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. The 18-hole golf course bearing Donald Trump's name exemplifies the questions surrounding his international business interests. Kamran Jebreili/AP hide caption

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President Trump and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau walk down the West Wing Colonnade between meetings at the White House Monday. Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Canadian Prime Minister Talks Trade, Immigration In First Meeting With Trump

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The Trump International Hotel and Tower opened in Toronto on April 16, 2012. In the years since, "There were parts of the building itself that fell down onto the street and actually shut down parts of our downtown at times, because there were concerns about the structure's integrity," says a city council member. George Pimentel/WireImage hide caption

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Trump Tower In Toronto Is Up For Sale And Facing Legal Woes

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Police stand guard outside the Trump International Hotel in Washington the day before the inauguration. The president's business interest in a government-owned property has drawn criticism from Democrats and some ethics advisers. John Minchillo/AP hide caption

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