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Conflict of Interest

NEW VIDEO: Trump won’t address his conflicts of interest, so we’re doing it for him

WASHINGTON – Yesterday, Donald Trump was supposed to have a press conference to explain to the American people how he would address any conflicts of interest as president. He cancelled that press conference, leaving voters, the media, and electors in the Electoral College clueless about how he will deal with his conflicts of interest. It’s not just about Trump profiting…

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ICYMI: Trump ends 3 controversial overseas business deals, but…..

Yesterday, CNN’s Drew Griffin reported that Donald Trump ended three controversial business deals, including two projects in Brazil that are at the center of a corruption scandal and one in Azerbaijan that has been tied to corrupt government officials and even money laundering for the Iranian military. But Griffin pointed out that the President-elect still has DOZENS of existing foreign projects, including deals with…

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Here’s where we actually agree with Trump

We don’t often agree with President-elect Trump, but in this case we are happy to come to his defense.  Over the last several weeks, Trump thinks he has been the victim of a series of vicious and baseless accusations in the media that his real estate assets are too “vast” to easily divest from. They’re not. Trump confirmed today that he would be…

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Trump’s adult children cannot run the business and have a role in his administration

The DNC issued the following statement in response to reports that Donald Trump’s adult children have weighed in on cabinet appointments, discussed business on calls with foreign heads of state, and sat in on official meetings, all while Donald Trump maintains that they will control the family business once Trump becomes president: “This arrangement is so nakedly and obviously corrupt….

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Trump’s Big Oil Spill in the Swamp

It’s official: President-elect Donald Trump has tapped ExxonMobil CEO Rex Tillerson for Secretary of State, demonstrating once again that he has no intentions of actually draining the swamp. While Trump’s pick is a clear victory for the Kremlin, Republicans and Democrats are raising red flags about Tillerson’s cozy relationship with Vladimir Putin and his far-reaching conflicts of interest that could…

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DNC Statement on Trump’s Business Conflicts

For Immediate Release December 11, 2016 Contact: DNC Press – 202-863-8148 DNC Statement on Trump’s Business Conflicts  In an interview on Fox News Sunday today, Chris Wallace asked Donald Trump if his business ties pose a “huge conflict of interest,” citing Trump’s apparent decision to keep his stake in his business. In response, Trump said he would have nothing to do with…

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He is using the presidency to line his own pockets

Despite campaigning on a promise to fight against self-enrichment and draining the swamp, Trump and his family have already used the election to benefit his business interests. The reality is that Trump’s financial dealings pose an unprecedented number of conflicts of interest. Even if Trump hands his business over to his children, it still wouldn’t be a blind trust and…

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DNC Statement on Trump’s Foolish Taiwan Call

“Donald Trump is either too incompetent to understand that his foolish phone call threatens our national security, or he’s doing it deliberately because he reportedly wants to build hotels in Taiwan to pad his own pockets. Given that Donald Trump didn’t release his tax returns and hasn’t divested from his business, it appears Trump is prioritizing his personal fortune over…

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A serious national security threat

Donald Trump still hasn’t resolved the issues surrounding his massive conflicts of interest. Richard Painter, President George W. Bush’s chief White House ethics lawyer, recently argued in a New York Times op-ed that Trump’s conflicts of interest aren’t just ethically wrong, they pose a serious national security threat. The reality is that Trump and his business stand to profit from the presidency, an unprecedented move that has dangerous implications…

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Unprecedented Conflicts

After spending the last year promising to fight against self-enrichment, President-elect Donald Trump has already used the election to bolster his business. Trump made the bogus claim that “the president can’t have a conflict of interest”, but ethics experts on both sides disagree. Trump’s international dealings in over 20 countries threaten to cloud his foreign policy decisions, he has openly…

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