Political website The Daily Beast is reporting that in mid-2017, the Trump White House asked for a meeting with the Justice Department to discuss the ongoing litigation of a tip-sharing case involving Wynn Resorts.
At the time, the company was headed by Steve Wynn, who was a top donor to the Trump campaign and the finance chairman of the Republican National Committee.
The litigation involved Obama-era rules concerning the sharing and distribution of tips among resort employees.
Months after the meeting request, the Trump administration revised those rules to make them more favorable to employers.
It wasn’t clear why the White House requested the meeting with acting Solicitor General Jeff Wall, or if Wall met with White House officials about Wynn’s case.
A spokesperson for Wynn Resorts told the Daily Beast in an email that no one at the company was aware of any conversations with the White House about the case.