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Conflict of Interest

Not-so-blind Trust

After weeks of withering criticism from Democrats, Republicans, ethics lawyers, constitutional law experts, and voters, Donald Trump went on a Twitter rant attempting to halt the criticism about his business conflicts of interest. One problem: nothing in his tweets resembles a plan that would actually solve the problem about his not-so-blind trust. Trump still hasn’t budged from his plan to…

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Trump’s America: Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Profit

Donald Trump’s promises to “drain the swamp” should begin with his own shady business dealings. It’s been weeks since the election, and Trump hasn’t given us any signs that he will divest himself from his business interests. In fact, it appears the President-elect and his family have sought to profit off his new office– putting his company’s interest above the…

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Self Dealer in Chief

For Immediate Release November 22, 2016 Contact: DNC Press – dncpress@dnc.org  Self Dealer in Chief  On Monday, news reports detailed Donald Trump’s phone call with the President of Argentina. Many suspected Trump would have issues distancing his self-interest from the Presidency, part of a larger pattern of corruption, but the troubling exchangeserves as further evidence of the president-elects shameless self-promotion and ethical violations….

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DNC Statement on Trump’s Continued Conflicts of Interest

For Immediate Release November 22, 2016 Contact: DNC Press – dncpress@dnc.org  DNC Statement on Trump’s Continued Conflicts of Interest DNC Communications Director Adam Hodge issued the following statement after Donald Trump’s meeting with the New York Times, during which he was asked about his conflicts of interest and replied: “The law’s totally on my side, the president can’t have a conflict of…

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Another Day…

For Immediate Release November 22, 2016 Contact: DNC Press – dncpress@dnc.org Another Day… The mounting scandal around Trump’s conflicts of interest are making it increasingly clear that Donald Trump stands to be the most corrupt president in modern history. The latest revelations about the Trump Foundation violating a ban on “self-dealing,” come on top of new reports that he and his family are using the…

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About That Swamp, Donald.

For Immediate Release November 21, 2016 Contact: DNC Press – dncpress@dnc.org  About That Swamp, Donald. “Donald Trump’s shady conflicts of interest continue to drag his presidential transition further into scandal, and rightfully so.  A president-elect cannot be allowed to use the government to enrich himself or his family – not today, not ever.   And Trump’s conflicts of interest could be even greater because we still…

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Forget Twitter, “This Is A Big Story”

FORGET TWITTER, “THIS IS A BIG STORY” TRUMP FAMILY BUSINESS & TRUMP ADMINISTRATION ARE AS ENTWINED AS EVER While Donald Trump’s Twitter tirades are indeed embarrassing and un-presidential, the real scandal is the brewing intersection between the new Trump administration and the Trump family’s business deals. Despite Trump’s effort to create distraction, the conflicts of interest are in plain sight….

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DNC Statement on Talking Points Memo’s Bombshell Report

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Nov. 21, 2016 DNC Statement on Talking Points Memo’s Bombshell Report WASHINGTON- DNC Communications Director Adam Hodge issued the following statement: “The appalling news reported today by Talking Points Memo confirmed everyone’s worst fears that Donald Trump would use his position as President-Elect to enrich himself and his family. This is not an isolated incident but part…

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Trump’s Big Business Tangle

The criticism surrounding Donald Trump’s conflicts of interest continued to mount overnight. Donald’s history of questionable financial dealings and his insistence on having his children run his businesses using a “blind trust” are unprecedented in our nation’s history. Experts on both sides of the aisle are questioning where Donald Trump’s priorities lie, with our nation, or with his family’s corporate…

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Trump’s Mounting Conflicts of Interest

Harsh criticism of Donald Trump’s conflicts of interest is growing. Trump has argued that his children will take over his businesses using a “blind trust” – that is not truly blind –  raising questions from legal and ethics experts. Now that Trump has reportedly asked for top secret security clearances for his children, people have even more reason to question Trump’s priorities. Here’s the Buzz: On CNN…

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