In June, seven civic leaders in Washington DC petitioned their Advisory Neighborhood Commission 4C (ANC 4C) to revoke Donald Trump’s liquor license for the Trump International Hotel in Washington DC, based on the fact that DC law requires liquor licenses to be granted only to those of “good character.”
In July, the commission unanimously approved their petition and forwarded it to the District of Columbia Alcohol Beverage Control Board for review and judgment.
Now, the group—comprised of three reverends, two rabbis and two former federal court judges—added additional allegations to their original petition.
Their original and reinforced reason for seeking the license revocation?
According to the religious and federal court veterans, President Donald Trump lacks good moral character. And the civic leadership in Washington DC is not alone in that assessment of the President’s character as the results of a recent Quinnipiac poll show.
While the job of President requires no test of character to assume the position, a liquor license in the District of Columbia does.
The original petition—signed and presented by the seven spiritual and judicial leaders—compiled in April stated:
“Donald Trump, the true and actual owner of the Trump International Hotel, is not a person of good character.”
The Washington DC civic leaders provided examples to back their assertions and now wish to provide more. Their additional citations were accepted and addended to their petition before the liquor licensing board on September 6.
Their new information?
Much of it draws from recent legal woes of Trump organization and administration associates. The guilty plea by former Trump personal attorney and fixer Michael Cohen included the statement that then-candidate Trump ordered Cohen to make payments to at least two women during the presidential campaign to cover up alleged affairs.
Their addendum stated:
“[Trump] likely committed serious violations of the campaign finance laws.”
They also cited the President’s role in making false statements regarding a meeting between his son, Donald Trump Jr., and son-in-law, Jared Kushner, and at least one Russian government operative in Trump Tower in June 2016.
Their amended petition stated:
“[Trump made] misleading statements regarding his son Donald Trump, Jr.’s June 2016 meeting… [and] lied to cover up his role in the crafting of the misleading statement.”
The story of the Trump Tower meeting changed numerous times from first disclosure until the parties, except the President, testified at a congressional hearing.
The tangled tale included a false official statement presented by Trump Jr. claiming the purpose of the meeting involved adoption. Eventually the story settled on the meeting being an attempt to gain damaging information from the Russians against Hillary Clinton and that Trump Sr. dictated the false statement while on a conference call on Air Force One.
Read the full addendum and their original petition at the end of this article.