A four-year investigation has concluded that President Trump did not intervene and try to stop the FBI from moving its headquarters as he was previously accused.
It all started back in 2014 when the Obama administration proposed that the FBI headquarters in Washington D.C. move elsewhere, but in 2019, they decided to remain in Washington.
According to CBS News, congressional Democrats raised concerns over this abrupt change in plan and claimed that President Trump had personally intervened to prevent the move. They theorized that it was because President Trump didn’t want the headquarters demolished and replaced by a competing hotel to his Trump International Hotel that used to be a few blocks away.
Justice Department Inspector General Michael E. Horowitz wrote in the report, “With regard to possible influence by then President Trump or the White House, we found no evidence that the FBI’s decisions were based on improper considerations or motives.”
Horowitz added in the report shared by the Washington Times, “Specifically, we found no evidence that in making the decision to seek to have the new FBI headquarters remain at its current [downtown] site, Director Wray and others at the FBI considered the location of the then-named Trump International Hotel or how President Trump’s financial interests could be impacted by the decision.”
This accusation is just the first to be cleared in President Trump’s legal troubles as he continues to fight against political persecution spearheaded by the crooked Joe Biden and his corrupt Department of Justice. This persecution comes in the form of a sham civil fraud case while his team has filed motions to dismiss the federal case in D.C.