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GWPDA  
#1 Posted : Sunday, January 06, 2019 10:26:31 AM(UTC)
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This is odd - isn't it?

"WASHINGTON (AP) — Smithsonian museums are closed. There are no federal staffers to answer tourists' questions at the Lincoln Memorial. And across the United States, national parks are cluttered with trash. Yet despite the federal government shutdown, a historic clock tower at the Trump International Hotel remained open Friday for its handful of visitors, staffed by green-clad National Park Service rangers.

"We're open!" one National Park Service ranger declared around lunchtime, pushing an elevator button for a lone visitor entering the site through a side entrance to ride to the top of the 315-foot-high, nearly 120-year-old clock tower.

The Trump administration appears to have gone out of its way to keep the attraction in the federally owned building that houses the Trump hotel open and staffed with National Park Service rangers, even as other federal agencies shut all but the most essential services.

Amanda Osborn, a spokeswoman for the General Services Administration, which owns the building and leases it to the Trump Organization, said in an email that the shutdown exemption for the comparatively little-known clock tower was "unrelated to the facility's tenant" — the Trump business. The agency says the law that put it in charge of the site obligates it to keep it open, even as federal Washington closes around it."

Too bad GSA's budget couldn't stretch to other NPS sites?
S D Analyst  
#2 Posted : Monday, January 07, 2019 2:46:15 PM(UTC)
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Why am I not surprised? The current WH tenant thinks all Feds are his personal servants. So, he insists the NPS staff the clock tower in his hotel.

Edited by user Monday, January 07, 2019 2:46:49 PM(UTC)  | Reason: Not specified

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Lynn47 on 1/22/2019(UTC)
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