Listen: FBI, White House, Donald Trump discussed on Trump, Inc.
"Underboss ism the tools of state become the tools of the leader they they can be deployed to protect and serve his business interests. Let's zoom in on Pennsylvania Avenue. Five blocks down from the executive mansion is trump's. DC Hotel and across the street is a building that looks like it was constructed from giant concrete waffles. It's the J. Edgar Hoover. FBI building and it's falling apart General Services Administration Chief Emily Murphy briefed Congress in March the current status of the FBI headquarters good condition poor condition mm fair condition. Sir Answer your question last month and eight pound block of concrete fell through the ceiling onto an employee's desk. It took out the overhead lamp his his phone part of his monitor. If he'd been sitting there he would have been seriously injured. If not killed we now have to wall off parts of the building birth for many years the GSA has been planning to move thousands of FBI personnel to a new campus in Maryland. That'll be bigger and more secure and for many years. The trumps have been concerned about that if the F. B. I. moved out they worried another hotel could move in right across the street from their hotel. In two thousand thirteen gene trump said he might make a bid for the site himself once in office. Trump was legally barred from buying government property but as president there were other things he could do murphy the TSA director told her agency's inspector general she had to White House meetings about the future of the FBI headquarters. One of them was in the Oval Office with the president around this time the plan to move to the suburbs was canned instead the FBI will get a new the home at the same location then emails about the FBI headquarters came to light containing phrases like direction from the White House and what is directed everyone to do now. There's a congressional investigation which the White House is not cooperating with and there's a kind of fog around who decided what mm-hmm we sent questions to the White House for this episode. They did not respond. Neither did the General Services Administration mm-hmm the FBI says there are a lot of pluses to this new plan. It's closer to the rest of government. There's great transportation. The government already owns the land and it says the costs costs compared to moving quote would likely be comparable."