Gerry Connolly

Congressman questions ties between Trump and company bidding to build FBI headquarters

Congressman questions ties between Trump and company bidding to build FBI headquarters

A Democratic congressman from Virginia is questioning the ethics of having a company with ties to President Donald Trump among the competitors to build a proposed new headquarters for the FBI — a $2 billion project Maryland officials hope will be built in Prince George's County.

Rep. Gerry Connolly of Northern Virginia, where officials also are vying for the building, said reports that Vornado Realty Trust is one of three finalists to build the headquarters suggest a conflict of interest. The New York-based firm currently owns other buildings with Trump and the family of Jared Kushner, the president's son in law and adviser.

"It's a prima facie case of a conflict of...

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