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Trump's Conflicts of Interest

Donald Trump's international web of businesses creates unprecedented potential for conflicts of interest and corruption. And some picks for his administration might have to face their own conflicts.

Campaign Contributions Aren't Always Obvious — They Might Be 'In-Kind'

By Phil Pruitt, Chance Seales | April 17, 2018

A contribution is a contribution.

Paul Manafort Violated Bail Agreement, Robert Mueller's Team Says

By Jake Jones | December 4, 2017

A court filing said Mueller's team recently found out Manafort was working on an editorial about his political work in Ukraine.

The Trump Foundation Is Closing After Admitting It Broke IRS Rules

By Jake Jones | November 20, 2017

Then-President-elect Trump said in December he would close down the foundation.

Assange Confirms Trump Campaign's Data Firm Approached WikiLeaks

By Jake Jones | October 25, 2017

The story connecting the data firm and WikiLeaks was first reported by The Daily Beast.

California Gov. Jerry Brown Vetoes Bill Targeting Trump's Tax Returns

By Jake Jones | October 16, 2017

More than 20 states have advanced bills similar to the one Brown vetoed, but none of those bills have become law.

Trump Administration Releases Tiny Sliver Of Mar-A-Lago Visitor Logs

By Matt Picht | September 15, 2017

After a court order, the Department of Justice released a list of 22 people who visited Mar-a-Lago when President Trump was there.

Ivanka Trump Entangled In Myriad Conflicts Of Interest

By Liz Wahl | September 7, 2017

The White House adviser and first daughter negotiates both U.S. policy and trade deals for her personal business with foreign powers.

Inside The Fight To Uncover Trump's Financial Conflicts Of Interest

August 24, 2017

Attorney generals are taking on Trump's conflicts of interest because they say Congress isn't doing its job as a check on the president.

Trump Tweeted He Has 'Complete Power To Pardon.' But Does He?

By Gabrielle Ware | July 23, 2017

Even experts can't agree on whether or not the president can pardon himself.

Meet The DOJ Official Who Could Take Over The Trump Investigation

By Grant Suneson | June 16, 2017

Associate Attorney General Rachel Brand could oversee the Trump-Russia investigation if Rod Rosenstein recuses himself due to conflicts of interest.

Congressional Democrats Plan To Sue President Trump Over His Conflicts

By Grant Suneson | June 7, 2017

Over 100 congressional Democrats will sue President Trump, saying his D.C. hotel violates the emoluments clause of the Constitution.

Another Trump Associate Declined Congress' Request For Russia Info

By Jake Jones | May 30, 2017

President Donald Trump's personal attorney Michael Cohen denied a congressional request to turn over documents and to testify.

Kushner Family Business Is Taking Advantage Of This Immigration Policy

By Jake Jones | May 7, 2017

Jared Kushner's sister is using a U.S. visa program to raise money for her family's real estate company.

#TaxDay Demonstrations In Several Cities Get A Presidential Response

By Jake Jones | April 16, 2017

Demonstrators took to the streets in several cities calling for the president to release his tax returns.

For $200,000 You Can Witness History At President Trump's Club

By Kate Grumke | February 13, 2017

Trump seems to have set up a classic pay-to-play situation at his Florida club.

Conflicted: A Newsy Special Report

By Kate Grumke, Zach Toombs | February 1, 2017

This special report explores the unprecedented conflicts of interest in the Trump White House.

Trump Businesses' Foreign Debt Could Be A Conflict Of Interest

By Kate Grumke | February 1, 2017

Because President Trump hasn't fully divested, this is still a problem.

Countries With Trump Business Interests Spared From Immigration Ban

By Zach Toombs | January 26, 2017

Middle Eastern countries where Trump has done business weren't included in his refugee and visa ban.

Letter Says Trump Resigned From His Companies Before Taking Office

By Matt Picht | January 23, 2017

The Trump Organization has released the president's letter of resignation from almost 500 companies.

Ethics Watchdogs Have A Problem With Trump's White House Website

By Grant Suneson | January 21, 2017

Melania Trump's bio on the White House website was changed to omit the name of her jewelry line QVC used to sell.

First Petitions To Trump's White House Are All About Trump's Finances

By Matt Picht | January 20, 2017

The first two petitions on President Trump's official petition site asked him to release his tax returns and divest of his businesses.

Unless He Divests, Trump Will Owe Wall Street Hundreds Of Millions

By Zach Toombs | January 18, 2017

Banks like Wells Fargo will be regulated by Trump's appointees. Those banks also hold millions in debt from the new president.

Trump's Sons Will Manage Business During His Presidency

By Kate Grumke | January 11, 2017

He's not selling it but instead putting the assets in a trust.

Donald Trump's Conflicts Of Interest Are Unprecedented

By Zach Toombs | January 10, 2017

The new president and his family are positioned to profit from policy they help create.

Why The Trump Organization Being $315M In Debt Is A Big Deal

By Jake Jones | January 7, 2017

Over 150 separate financial institutions hold the Trump Organization's debt. Experts say that's a conflict-of-interest nightmare.

How Trump Could Get Rid Of His Business Conflicts Of Interest

By Kate Grumke | January 4, 2017

Trump will have to take some big steps to appease his critics.

Trump's Cabinet Faces More Conflict-Of-Interest Scrutiny Than He Does

By Kate Grumke | December 21, 2016

The Cabinet members will have a harder time getting away with conflicts of interest than the president-elect.

Who Can Hold Donald Trump Accountable On Conflicts Of Interest?

By Kate Grumke | December 14, 2016

President-elect Donald Trump's businesses have opened the door to potential corruption allegations in an unprecedented way.

Trump's Secretary Of State Pick Has A Big Reason To Be Nice To Russia

By Eugene Daniels | December 13, 2016

If sanctions against Russia are ever lifted, Exxon could make millions upon millions of dollars.

Trump's Pick For Environmental Protection Has Ties To Oil Lobbyists

By Jake Godin | December 8, 2016

As Oklahoma's attorney general, Scott Pruitt was caught letting lobbyists for an oil company write letters under his name.

Trump's Treasury Secretary Pick Has Deep Ties To Goldman Sachs

By Jake Godin | December 6, 2016

Donald Trump's treasury secretary pick not only has deep Wall Street ties, but also represents the opposite of Trump's campaign rhetoric.

Donald Trump's DC Hotel Is A Big Conflict Of Interest

By Kate Grumke | November 29, 2016

From government contracts to foreign diplomacy, the Washington, D.C., hotel presents a lot of opportunities for corruption.

Trump Handing Business To His Kids Won't Resolve Conflicts Of Interest

By Jake Godin | November 29, 2016

Donald Trump says he's separating himself from his businesses by putting his kids in charge. But that won't solve the conflicts of interest.

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