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House Democrats Again Challenge White House Story on FBI Headquarters

November 02, 2018 / Charles S. Clark

The ongoing dispute over the Trump administration’s cancellation of a plan to move the FBI headquarters to the Washington suburbs deepened on Friday when five Democratic House members released emails that appear to challenge White House claims that keeping the FBI offices in downtown Washington helps taxpayers. In a letter to White House Chief of Staff John Kelly, the lawmakers sought to discredit a statement two weeks ago by Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders that President Trump whose own involvement in the change of plans for the FBI has been criticized because of his business interests wanted to “save the government money.”