Charles Rettig, Trump's choice to become the next director of the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), has previously disclosed that he owns expensive property in Hawaii that's worth up to $5 million, but now know who he got it from.
According to memo circulated by Senate staffers, Rettig owns property at the local Trump International.
From the Wall Street Journal:
That property is a 50% interest in two units at the Waikiki Trump International Hotel and Tower, according to the committee memo, which was reviewed by The Wall Street Journal. Mr. Rettig purchased the asset in 2006 and the units were completed in 2009, according to the memo. The two one-bedroom units, which generate rental income for him, are assessed for property-tax purposes at about $1.1 million each, according to Hawaii property records.
Mr. Rettig didn’t reply to an emailed request for comment; he hasn’t done interviews since his nomination, which was announced in February.
Trump does not directly own the Waikiki property, but the property does pay his business millions of dollars each year in licensing and management fees for using his name.
I want to say Rettig should be forced to divest from his Trump-brand property before he's even considered for a position that will give him the power to cover Trump's ass, but I doubt Republicans will even pretend to care about this.