Tag Archives: conflict of interest

TONIGHT: Mike Pence To Headline Fundraiser For US House Candidate Brother At Trump’s Washington Hotel

Politico reports: Vice President Mike Pence is headlining a Wednesday evening fundraiser for a 2018 candidate he knows well — his brother, Greg. The vice president will host a donor event for Greg Pence at the Trump International Hotel in Washington. Greg Pence, a businessman and Marine veteran, is running for Indiana 6th Congressional District, which Mike Pence held prior ...

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Sarah Palin To Keynote Mar-A-Lago GOP Fundraiser

The Palm Beach Post reports: Sarah Palin will keynote the Palm Beach County Republican Party’s annual Lincoln Day fundraising dinner on Friday at Mar-a-Lago, the party announced today. There’s no word yet on whether the venue’s owner, President Donald Trump, will be in town this weekend to possibly drop in on the dinner. “Surprise guests are always welcome,” says a ...

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Ivanka Being Paid At Least $1.5M/Year By Trump Org

McClatchy reports: Donald Trump isn’t the only Trump with potential conflicts of interest in the White House. Ivanka Trump — a senior White House adviser who is doing everything from lobbying the Senate on tax policy to representing her father at a G20 summit of world leaders — will pull in more than $1 million a year from the family ...

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RNC Is Paying $37K/Month In Trump Tower Rent

CNBC reports: Soon after the Republican National Committee came under pressure for paying legal bills for President Donald Trump and his eldest son in the special counsel’s Russia probe, it started covering expenses for the president’s re-election campaign. The RNC is using campaign funds to pay Trump’s company more than $37,000 a month in rent, and to pay thousands of ...

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Special Interest Business Groups Win Regulatory Favors After Booking Their Conventions At Trump Properties

The Associated Press reports: Payday lenders got regulators to rethink rules on how closely to vet borrowers. E-cigarette makers got a delay in federal oversight of many vaping products. Candy makers praised a decision to hold off on more stringent labeling standards. And title insurers declared “victory” for getting changes that benefited them in the tax overhaul. What do all ...

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Junior Denies Profiting From Presidency: Nonsense

The Associated Press reports: Donald Trump Jr. said that any talk of his family profiting from his father’s presidency is “nonsense” as he embarked on a trip to India that has raised ethical concerns about using the name of the American president to promote international business ventures. The eldest son of President Donald Trump, who is in India to meet ...

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Junior To Give Foreign Policy Speech With Indian PM

The Washington Post reports: The president’s eldest son, Donald Trump Jr., is making what’s been dubbed an unofficial visit to India to promote his family’s real estate projects there. But he’s also planning to deliver a foreign policy speech on Indo-Pacific relations at an event with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi Beginning Tuesday, the junior Trump will have a full ...

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We CDC You: Trump’s Top Health Official Bought Shares In Big Tobacco One Month After Being Appointed

Politico reports: The Trump administration’s top public health official bought shares in a tobacco company one month into her leadership of the agency charged with reducing tobacco use — the leading cause of preventable disease and death and an issue she had long championed. The stock was one of about a dozen new investments that Brenda Fitzgerald, director of the ...

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AGAIN: Kuwait Plans Gala At Trump’s DC Hotel

The Washington Post reports: For the second year in a row, the Kuwaiti embassy will hold a large National Day celebration at President Trump’s hotel in downtown Washington. An invitation obtained by The Washington Post said the event is scheduled to be held in the hotel ballroom the evening of Feb. 26. A source familiar with the plans, speaking on ...

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Trump’s Financial Disclosure Reveals He Owes Hundreds Of Millions To Banks Currently Lobbying Congress

The International Business Times reports: Financial disclosure documents released Friday by the Office of Government Ethics shed new light on President Trump’s finances, even as he refuses to release his tax returns. The documents show that Trump owes hundreds of millions of dollars to major financial institutions — some with business before Trump’s administration. According to section 8 of the ...

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Trump Business Partner And Advisor Named As Finalist In Bidding To Construct New $1.7B FBI Headquarters

The Associated Press reports: A company that owns buildings with Donald Trump and the family of Jared Kushner is a finalist for a $1.7 billion contract to build the FBI’s new headquarters. Vornado Realty Trust is one of three finalists to build a replacement for the bureau’s current headquarters on Pennsylvania Avenue in Washington D.C., the massive J. Edgar Hoover ...

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Democrats To Sue Trump Over Conflicts Of Interest

Politico reports: Dozens of House and Senate Democrats plan to sue President Donald Trump in the coming weeks, claiming he is breaking the law by refusing to relinquish ownership of his sprawling real-estate empire while it continues to profit from business with foreign governments. The lawsuit follows months of threats from Democratic lawmakers that Trump, by refusing to sell off ...

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Burlington Boots Ivanka’s Product Lines

Metro reports: Joining a lineup of stores yanking the first daughter’s namesake clothing and shoe line for women, Burlington Coat Factory is no longer selling Ivanka Trump’s brand. On Friday, the discount retailer’s website did not display any stock of her clothing or accessories, Business Insider reported. Last Tuesday, Burlington had 13 Trump items for sale, according to Shannon Coulter, ...

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Kmart And Sears Drop Trump Home Products Line

Business Insider reports: Sears’ and Kmart’s websites no longer sell products from the Trump Home line, which is owned by the Trump Organization. As of Friday, a search for Trump Home items on both retailers’ sites yielded no results, except items sold by third-party sellers. “As part of the company’s initiative to optimize its online product assortment, we constantly refine ...

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Ethics Expert: Kellyanne Conway Could Face Penalties For Her Self-Described Ivanka Commercial [VIDEO]

Raw Story reports: Norm Eisen, former White House ethics and transparency czar, asserted on Thursday that Trump adviser Kellyanne Conway had broken federal regulations by promoting Ivanka Trump’s brand on the air.  Eisen accused Conway of breaking §2635.702, which forbids “use of public office for private gain.” “By doing this ad — I have never seen anything like it — ...

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Propaganda Minister Urges Americans To “Go Buy Ivanka’s Stuff” In Message From White House [VIDEO]

Speaking to Fox & Friends panelists from the White House briefing room, this morning Propaganda Minister Kellyanne Conway urged American’s to “go buy Ivanka’s stuff.” She then declared that she would personally be buying Ivanka products. Fox host Steve Deacy agreed, noting, “There is that hashtag #BuyIvanka right now.” Don’t hold your breath for Republicans to object. “Go buy Ivanka’s ...

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Marshalls And TJ Maxx Literally Dump Ivanka’s Line

The New York Times reports: Last week, employees at T.J. Maxx and Marshalls got very clear instructions about where to put signs for Ivanka Trump products: in the garbage. The TJX Companies, the retailers’ parent company, told employees not to display Ivanka Trump merchandise separately and to throw away Ivanka Trump signs, according to a note to employees on Wednesday, ...

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Trump Claims To Have Resigned From All Of His 400+ Companies, State Officials Yet To Receive Paperwork

CNN Money reports: President Donald Trump says he has resigned from positions in hundreds of business entities, according to a document provided to CNN by the Trump Organization. The text of the 19-page letter reads: “I, Donald J. Trump, hereby resign from each and every office and position I hold” in more than 400 entities listed on the following pages. ...

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SAD: Trump’s DC Hotel Has Already Lost $1.1 Million

Mediaite reports: According to documents obtained by House Democrats from the General Services Administration, the much-discussed Trump International Hotel in Washington, D.C. fell well below its revenue projections in its first two months of operation. Per the docs provided to the Democrats, the hotel pulled in revenue of $1.3 million in September and $2.8 million in October. The projections for ...

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WASHINGTON: Legal Watchdog Group To Sue Trump Over “Illegal Payments” From Foreign Governments

Newsweek reports: A group of American lawyers and researchers said it will file a lawsuit alleging that U.S. President Donald Trump is violating the constitution by illegally accepting payments from foreign governments. Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW), which describes itself as a non-profit legal watchdog group that aims to hold public officials accountable for their actions, said ...

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