WATCH: Mitch McConnell confused after learning GOP’s coronavirus bill funds new FBI HQ near Trump's DC hotel
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On Monday, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) was asked by a reporter why the Republican coronavirus stimulus bill contains a passage funding construction of a new FBI headquarters.


He appeared confused by the question and surprised to learn this was even the case. "I'm not sure that it is," said McConnell. "Is it?"

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The stimulus bill does indeed include a proposal to fund the FBI headquarters construction at its original spot, which was requested by President Donald Trump.

The Trump Organization stands to gain a higher return on its lease of the Old Post Office Building, which it has converted into a hotel, if the FBI headquarters is rebuilt on its current site instead of relocated to Virginia, a move which would be less expensive.