Kuwaiti embassy, Roger Stone returning to hotel (separately)

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Report: Kuwait’s U.S. embassy plans return visit to Trump Hotel

Kuwait’s U.S. embassy reportedly plans to celebrate the country’s independence day on Feb. 26, 2019 in a ballroom at the Trump Hotel D.C. It would be at the third year in a row the country has held this celebration in the U.S. president’s hotel.

1100 Pennsylvania first learned about the event from an invitation posted on Twitter by an account named @OpWolverines. According to that Twitter user, he or she received the invitation from a third party to whom it was originally sent. A voice mail message left at the embassy to confirm the invite’s authenticity was not immediately returned. [Updated Jan. 27, 2019, 10:46 p.m. After publishing this newsletter, a second source has

Kuwait famously switched its 2017 national day celebration from the Four Seasons Washington, D.C. to the Trump Hotel after its owner became president. Emoluments cases filed against the U.S. president cited the previous Kuwaiti celebrations at his hotel as possible violations of the Constitution’s Foreign Emoluments clause:

No Title of Nobility shall be granted by the United States: And no Person holding any Office of Profit or Trust under them, shall, without the Consent of the Congress, accept of any present, Emolument, Office, or Title, of any kind whatever, from any King, Prince, or foreign State.

Roger Stone to headline Virginia Women for Trump’s 2020 campaign kickoff

Last week, Virginia Women for Trump announced Roger Stone as the headliner at its 2020 campaign kickoff dinner gala on Feb. 2 at the Trump Hotel D.C. Five days before that event, Stone, an advisor to President Trump, is due to be arraigned in U.S. District Court in D.C. on one count of obstruction of an official proceeding, five counts of false statements, and one count of witness tampering.

Stone was added to the event’s lineup before he was arrested on Friday, according to Virginia Women for Trump’s founder and president. Alice Butler-Short. “I landed Roger through a friend in Florida,” Butler-Short wrote via email. “As of now he is still confirmed, but I have to assume that something could change in the next few days.

Stone was not listed on the event’s invite on Jan. 2 when 1100 Pennsylvania first reported about the event. He will be available for photos and to sign his book, which will be available to purchase for $30. Tickets for the summit are currently $40, gala tickets are $165 to $280, and 20 hotel rooms are available at $295/night (among the lowest rates seen at the hotel).

Virginia Women for Trump is an LLC and not affiliated with the Trump campaign. It’s hosted several events at the Trump Hotel D.C., most notably the Tea for Trump birthday party.

Other prominent guests at the kickoff, which combines an afternoon summit and an evening black-tie gala, include former Rep. Frank Wolf (R–VA) and economist Steven More.

Stone was also at Trump’s hotel on the eve of his Congressional testimony that led to him being indicted.

Trump Hotel D.C. client Ginni Thomas lobbies president

From “Trump meets with hard-right group led by Ginni Thomas” by Maggie Haberman and Annie Karni for The New York Times:

President Trump met last week with a delegation of hard-right activists led by Ginni Thomas, the wife of Justice Clarence Thomas, listening quietly as members of the group denounced transgender people and women serving in the military, according to three people with direct knowledge of the events.

Ginni Thomas also hosted an event at the Trump Hotel D.C.—the 2017 Impact Awards luncheon. It honored “12 conservative leaders who are making a transformational impact on American culture,” Thomas wrote in The Daily Caller. Her piece name-checked the hotel in the second paragraph.

Managing director makes a Saturday-night news dump

Two days after complaining that the media failed to cover the Trump Hotel D.C.’s high rankings in Trip Advisor’s Travelers' Choice Awards, hotel managing director, Mickael Damelincourt, shared his company’s press release about the honor. At 9:39 p.m. On a Saturday.

Noteworthy sightings

Far-right British media personality Katie Hopkins was back.

One America News investigations reporter, Neil McCabe, hung out with his aunt.

Digital advisor for Republican politicians (“Senator Tom Cotton, Senator David Perdue, Senator Marco Rubio, Congressman Trey Gowdy and more parties, PACs and issue advocacy groups than we can count)” Wesley Donehue found President Trump’s “bacon game popping hard.”

Staff attorney at Superior Court of Pennsylvania, Kristen Sidari Carroll, and U.S. Naval Reserve officer Kieran Carroll, celebrated a birthday at the commander-in-chief’s hotel.

According to some Qanon believers, a Trump supporter named Vincent Fusca is JFK Jr. and leading the battle against the deep state on behalf of President Trump. Anyway, Fusca reportedly was at the Trump Hotel D.C. in December.

Other Trump Organization news

House investigations, current status (latest change, Jan. 25, 2019)

  • Financial ServicesSent an inquiry to Deutsche Bank AG on its ties to Trump, according to the bank on Jan. 24.

  • Foreign Affairs—Chair Elliot Engel (D–NY) “plans to investigate whether President Donald Trump’s businesses are driving foreign policy decisions, including whether Trump violated the emoluments clause of the Constitution in the process” per CNN on Jan 23.

  • IntelligenceSent an inquiry to Deutsche Bank AG on its ties to Trump, according to the bank on Jan. 24.

  • Oversight and Reform—Chair Elijah Cummings’s (D–MD) staff “has already sent out 51 letters to government officials, the White House, and the Trump Organization asking for documents related to investigations that the committee may launch,” according to CBS News on Jan. 13.

  • Transportation and Infrastructure subcommittee on Economic Development, Public Buildings, and Emergency Management—Chair Dina Titus (D–NV) announced plans to investigate “Donald Trump’s attempts to prevent the relocation of the F.B.I headquarters and to profit from his presidency at his D.C. hotel” on Jan. 24.

Legal cases, current status (latest change, Jan. 28, 2018)

Health inspections, current status (latest change, Aug. 10, 2018)

  • ❌Hotel: five violations on May 7, 2018; two were corrected on site

  • ❌BLT Prime and Benjamin Bar: nine violations on Aug. 10, 2018

  • ❌Sushi Nakazawa: two violations on Aug. 10, 2018

  • ✔️Banquet kitchen: no violations on Aug. 10, 2018

  • ❌Pastry kitchen: two violations on Aug. 10, 2018

  • ✔️Gift shop: no violations on May 7, 2018

  • ❌Employee kitchen and in-room dining: five violations on Aug. 10, 2018; two were corrected on site

One thing that has nothing to do with Trump’s businesses (I think, tough to tell sometimes!)

Huffington Post editor-in-chief, Lydia Polgreen, replied to President Trump’s taunt about media layoffs:

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