NYT: Trump’s Business Ties in the Gulf Raise Questions About His Allegiances

NYT: Trump’s Business Ties in the Gulf Raise Questions About His Allegiances

By DAVID D. KIRKPATRICK Published JUNE 18, 2017 LONDON — President Trump has done business with royals from Saudi Arabia for at least 20 years, since he sold the Plaza Hotel to a partnership formed by a Saudi prince. Mr. Trump has earned millions of dollars from the United Arab Emirates for putting his name on a golf course, with a second […]

WP: D.C. and Maryland AGs: Trump ‘flagrantly violating’ emoluments clause

WP: D.C. and Maryland AGs: Trump ‘flagrantly violating’ emoluments clause

By Aaron C. Davis June 12 Attorneys general for the District of Columbia and the state of Maryland sued President Trump in federal court on Monday, alleging that payments by foreign governments to his global business empire violate anti-corruption provisions in the Constitution. CLICK IMAGE ABOVE for link to WP video. CLICK HERE for link to WP […]

Forbes: How Donald Trump Shifted Kids-Cancer Charity Money Into His Business

Forbes: How Donald Trump Shifted Kids-Cancer Charity Money Into His Business

Dan Alexander JUN 6, 2017 LIKE AUTUMN LEAVES, sponsored Cadillacs, Ferraris and Maseratis descend on the Trump National Golf Club in Westchester County, New York, in September for the Eric Trump Foundation golf invitational. Year after year, the formula is consistent: 18 holes of perfectly trimmed fairways with a dose of Trumpian tackiness, including Hooters waitresses and cigar […]

NYT: Days Before Firing, Comey Asked for More Resources for Russia Inquiry

NYT: Days Before Firing, Comey Asked for More Resources for Russia Inquiry

By MATTHEW ROSENBERG and MATT APUZZO MAY 10, 2017 WASHINGTON — Days before he was fired, James B. Comey, the former F.B.I. director, asked the Justice Department for a significant increase in resources for the bureau’s investigation into Russia’s interference in the presidential election, according to three congressional officials who were briefed on his request. CLICK IMAGE ABOVE for direct link to […]

NYT-AP: Jared Kushner’s Sister Woos China’s ‘Golden Visa’ Investors with Pitch on Proposed Development In Jersey City, New Jersey

NYT-AP: Jared Kushner’s Sister Woos China’s ‘Golden Visa’ Investors with Pitch on Proposed Development In Jersey City, New Jersey

Editors note: both stories on Nicole Meyer’s pitch to Chinese investors were published Sunday by The New York Tines. The AP story, the most recent of the two, appears first: By The Associated Press, May 7th, 2017 BEIJING — The sister of President Donald Trump’s son-in-law Jared Kushner has been in China courting individual investors […]

NPR: Six Strongmen Trump Has Praised — And The Conflicts It Presents

NPR: Six Strongmen Trump Has Praised — And The Conflicts It Presents

DOMENICO MONTANARO  May 2, 2017 President Trump just seems to have a thing for strongmen. He invited the brutal Philippine leader, Rodrigo Duterte, to the White House during a “very friendly” phone call Sunday. On Tuesday, Trump has another call — this one with Russian President Vladimir Putin. CLICK IMAGE ABOVE for direct link to NPR […]

NYT: Bribe Cases, a Jared Kushner Partner and Potential Conflicts

NYT: Bribe Cases, a Jared Kushner Partner and Potential Conflicts

President Trump’s son-in-law, a top adviser, had help building a real estate empire from a member of one of Israel’s wealthiest families. By JESSE DRUCKER APRIL 26, 2017 It was the summer of 2012, and Jared Kushner was headed downtown. His family’s real estate firm, the Kushner Companies, would spend about $190 million over the next few months on […]

slate: State Department Removes Blog Post Promoting Trump’s Mar-a-Lago

slate: State Department Removes Blog Post Promoting Trump’s Mar-a-Lago

By Josh Voorhees APRIL 24 2017 Update: The ShareAmerica blog post touting Mar-a-Lago has been taken down from the State Department-run website. “The intention of the article was to inform the public about where the President has been hosting world leaders,” a short statement on the original page now reads. “We regret any misperception and have removed the post.” CLICK IMAGE […]

NBC News: State Department Posts on Trump’s Mar-a-Lago Raise Ethics Concern

NBC News: State Department Posts on Trump’s Mar-a-Lago Raise Ethics Concern

by TRACY CONNOR APR 24 2017 A glowing description of President Donald Trump’s Florida estate, Mar-a-Lago — calling it the “winter White House” — was posted on State Department websites, bringing criticism from ethics watchdogs and Democrats. CLICK IMAGE ABOVE for direct link to NBC News video. CLICK HERE for direct link to story. The item, published […]

The Atlantic: Donald Trump’s Conflicts of Interest: A Crib Sheet

The Atlantic: Donald Trump’s Conflicts of Interest: A Crib Sheet

JEREMY VENOOK APR 24, 2017 President Donald Trump still has not taken the necessary steps to distance himself from his businesses while in office. In accordance with a plan that he and one of his lawyers, Sheri Dillon, laid out at a press conference on January 11, Trump has filed paperwork to remove himself from the day-to-day operation of […]

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