“No one should be rewarded for providing false or misleading information to the federal government or for seeking to profit off the presidency,” the committee wrote.
Former President Donald Trump obtained the lease for the hotel years before he came into office.
Trump has denied any wrongdoing and says the investigation is politically motivated.
The committee’s letter makes clear that Trump’s submission of information to the GSA was in 2010, a year earlier than the 10-year set of financial statements Mazars has lost confidence in. But the committee says it has similar concerns to state investigators in New York, who revealed the split between Mazars and the Trump Organization this week. Mazars served as the auditor for the Trump hotel, according to the letter.
“In light of these new revelations, including further evidence that the former President submitted at least one financial statement with possible material misrepresentations to GSA, we request that you consider terminating the Old Post Office Building lease to former President Trump … and end, once-and-for-all, the grave damage this inappropriate lease has done to presidential ethics and integrity in government contracting,” the committee’s letter said.
A spokesperson from the GSA said in response to the House Oversight request on Thursday that the agency will have a thorough “and appropriate” review of the lease transfer for the downtown Washington building.
“GSA has taken, and will continue to take, steps to ensure that the tenant is in compliance with the terms and conditions of the lease,” a statement provided to CNN said.
This story has been updated with a statement from GSA.
House committee asks government to end Trump hotel lease before Trump can sell it for $370 million