Tag: Conflict of Interest

Trump’s Son-In-Law Gets $400 Million From Foreign Backers, Influence In White House

Trump’s son-in-law and senior adviser, Jared Kushner, is getting a sizeable chunk of change in the amount of over $400 million from a Chinese company that is looking to invest in his family’s Manhattan office tower on 666 Fifth Ave.

Real estate experts suspect foul play considering its largely favorable terms for a property that has been struggling financially. As part of the deal, the Kushners will only have to pay 20% of what they owe on their existing mortgage.

Meet the Hundreds of Officials Trump Has Quietly Installed Across the Government – ProPublica

A former reality show contestant whose study of societal collapse inspired him to invent a bow-and-arrow-cum-survivalist multi-tool. A pair of healthcare industry lobbyists. A lobbyist for defense contractors. An “evangelist” and lobbyist for Palantir, the Silicon Valley company with close ties to intelligence agencies. And a New Hampshire Trump supporter who has only recently graduated from high school.

These are some of the people the Trump administration has hired for positions across the federal government, according to documents received by ProPublica through public-records requests.

Urge your Representative to co-sponsor House Resolution 111

Although Trump has business holdings around the world, he has been unwilling to divest himself of these holdings or report his conflicts of interest, raising the question of whether he is vulnerable to influence by foreign governments. This lack of disclosure is especially troubling given the pre-inauguration communication between members of his administration, most notably disgraced former NSA advisor Michael Flynn, and Russian diplomats.

House Republicans Are Helping Donald Trump Keep His Tax Returns Secret

House Republicans shot down an effort to finally make President Donald Trump’s tax returns public. Rep. Bill Pascrell (D-N.J.) on Monday proposed a resolution to invoke an obscure law allowing the Internal Revenue Service to turn over the president’s tax returns to the House Ways and Means Committee for review. But the House voted 229-185, almost exclusively on party lines, to reject the effort.