Tag Archives: conflict of interest

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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ACLU Unveils First Action Against Trump, Demands Feds Turn Over All Conflict Of Interest Documents

Via press release from the ACLU: The American Civil Liberties Union has taken legal action seeking documents on conflicts of interest and violations of the Constitution and federal law posed by President Trump’s and his family’s business interests. The organization also released a Seven-Point Plan laying out how it intends to challenge other Trump policies and protect the Constitution. The efforts are made possible by the organization’s new Constitution Defense Fund, …

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Trump On Distancing Himself From His Companies: All I Can Say Is That It’s Very Simple, Very Easy [VIDEO]

The Associated Press reports: President-elect Donald Trump is again insisting that it will be “simple” to disentangle himself from his extensive international business interests. Trump tells reporters during a brief appearance in his Trump Tower lobby that he plans to address the topic at a press conference planned for Wednesday. “All I can say is it’s very simple, very easy,” …

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Trump To Dissolve “Charitable” Foundation

CNN reports: President-elect Donald Trump said Saturday he will dissolve the Trump Foundation, the charitable foundation in his name, as part of efforts to untangle himself of conflicts of interest in the weeks before he is sworn into office. Trump said in a statement he was dismantling the foundation “to avoid even the appearance of any conflict with my role …

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Trump Whines About Conflict Of Interest Rules

The Independent reports: Donald Trump has claimed that concerns over potential conflicts of interest in selling access to his daughter will prevent his son from raising money to treat children with cancer. His elder daughter, Ivanka Trump, was offering to go for a coffee with the winner of the auction. The auction was intended to benefit the Eric Trump Foundation, …

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Democrats: Trump Must Sell His New DC Hotel

The Hill reports: President-elect Donald Trump will be in breach of contract with the General Services Administration (GSA) over his Washington, D.C. hotel when he takes office, according to a letter sent to the agency by Democratic lawmakers. The letter was sent to the GSA by Reps. Elijah Cummings (D-Md.), Peter DeFazio (D-Ore.), Gerry Connolly (D-Va.) and Andre Carson (D-Ind.). …

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Right Wing New York Post Warns Donald Trump Against “Milking The Presidency” To Benefit His Businesses

From the editorial board of the New York Post: Of all the issues facing the president-elect and his brain trust, the question of how to avoid conflicts of interest with his global business may be the thorniest. It’s already raising real questions — over diplomats who opted to stay at a Trump hotel to maybe score points, and the Indian …

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WaPo: Donald Trump Launched Eight Companies In Saudi Arabia Alone During His Presidential Campaign

The Washington Post reports: At least 111 Trump companies have done business in 18 countries and territories across South America, Asia and the Middle East, a Washington Post analysis of Trump financial filings shows. The business interests range from sprawling, ultraluxury real estate complexes to one-man holding companies and branding deals in Azerbaijan, Indonesia, Panama and other countries, including some …

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