This ordeal continues to remain a potential benefit to our City if the Maryland delegation can encourage the rest of Congress to do the right thing! One Maryland site or the other, it could definitely play a major role in the future of Glenarden.
The FBI headquarters project has been shrouded in controversy for months amid concerns over potential conflicts of interest, and a new report confirms previous suspicions around President Donald Trump’s direct involvement.
Trump has ranted about the FBI building in multiple meetings and told Chief of Staff John Kelly he wants to oversee minute details of the project, according to an Axios report confirmed by the White House. The building sits a block away from the Trump International Hotel, a project that has drawn intense scrutiny and been the subject of multiple lawsuits.
The president has expressed strong opposition to plans to move the FBI out of D.C., instead arguing it should stay on Pennsylvania Avenue and be renovated, Axois reported. Trump also reportedly criticized the building’s brutalist-style architecture, calling it one of D.C.’s ugliest buildings. He reportedly told Kelly he wants to oversee minute details of the project, from cost per square foot to materials. The White House confirmed that Trump has interest in the issue and has met with FBI and General Services Administration officials.