GOP lawmaker calls for DOJ investigation of Trump’s White House leaks
The Hill article Republican Rep. Brad Wenstrup of Ohio wants the Department of Justice to investigate President Donald Trump’s “couch cleaning” policy at the White House.
The Wall Street Journal reported Thursday that Trump’s administration has been using a $20 cleaning fee per household per day to cover costs associated with the administration’s decision to temporarily ban the use of disposable bags at White House events, and the White and Capitol buildings.
White House press secretary Sean Spicer said last week that the White Houses use of reusable bags is an “issue” and the government is working to fix it.
The Washington Post reported Thursday the White houses is using a total of 2.3 million disposable bags per day.
In a statement to The Hill, Wenstrus said: “It is abundantly clear that the president and his administration continue to exploit the public’s frustration with the White house’s policies, practices, and practices, to undermine the rule of law and increase the likelihood that the United States will lose out on jobs and economic opportunities for Americans.”
The White House did not immediately respond to The Washington Post’s request for comment.
The president and top White House officials have repeatedly criticized the Trump administration for its handling of the rollout of the Affordable Care Act.
In January, Trump signed an executive order that banned government agencies from using private contractors to clean up the Whitehouse and the Capitol, which was widely criticized as a way to save money and avoid the public exposure.
The Associated Press reported in March that White House staffers were ordered to clean the WhiteHouse and Capitol by contractors who were paid $2,000 per person.