Tracking Trump’s Conflicts of Interest

Sunlight’s “Tracking Trump’s Conflicts of Interest” project presents a comprehensive, free, searchable database detailing all of President Donald J.Trump’s known business dealings and personal interests that may conflict with his public duties as president of the United States. Read our reporting to stay current on related news, learn more about conflicts of interest at every level of government and search our database. If you’re familiar with any of the conflicts we’re tracking you can email us or contact us here to contribute to the project.

Our Recent Reporting

This Week in Conflicts: President Trump named in emolument lawsuit, inaugural spending, and Kushner deals (3/23/2018) by Lynn Walsh - This week, questions remain about how $107 million raised by President Donald Trump’s inaugural committee was spent, the President has been personally named in an emolument lawsuit and a sale by the Kushner Companies is raising conflict of interest concerns.
Trump in Reno, NV This Week in Conflicts: Ivanka profits, ethics waivers for lobbyists, and an emolumental lawsuit (3/18/2018) by Lynn Walsh - This week, we learned Ivanka Trump that is indeed still earning money from the family business while she serves in the White House, lobbyists are continuing to receive ethics waivers while they work in the federal agencies they once lobbied, and an emoluments lawsuit against President Donald J. Trump will move forward.
This Week in Conflicts: Standoff in Panama, questions in Vancouver, and moonlighting in the EPA (3/10/2018) by Lynn Walsh - This week, the standoff in Panama involving the Trump Organization and the hotel owner has ended, but ethics experts are worried the problems could be just beginning, questions surrounding Kushner Companies loans emerge and the FBI is looking into the Trump hotel deal in Vancouver.
This Week in Conflicts: Major Labor Ruling Overturned, an “Unofficial” Visit to India and a Gala at Mar-a-Lago (2/28/2018) by Lynn Walsh - The National Labor Relations Board overturns a previous ruling due to a President Donald Trump appointee's conflict of interest, Donald Trump Jr.’s “unofficial” visit to India is raising eyebrows around the world, and a charity moves its gala location to show support for President Trump.
This Week in Conflicts: Trump’s Tenants, An Emolumental Deal in the DR, and a new OGE nominee (2/18/2018) by Lynn Walsh - This week, a look at which businesses pay rent to the President, despite, in some cases being federal contractors, Trump revives a project in the Dominican Republic, the railroad safety chief resigns amid allegations of moonlighting and the President selects a new ethics chief. 
This Week in Conflicts: “Trump Inc.” and Profiting from the presidency (2/7/2018) by Lynn Walsh - This week, we tune into ProPublica and WNYC's new podcast, take note of a conflict at the NLRB, highlight federal funds going to the Trump International Hotel in DC, and look at how Kushner's properties in NYC are doing.
This Week in Conflicts: A Resignation, Disclosure Required and a Chance to Meet Donald Trump Jr. (2/2/2018) by Lynn Walsh - This week's round-up of news and analysis regarding President Trumps' conflicts of interest.
A voice for American democracy, today and tomorrow (12/31/2017) by John Wonderlich - This year was unlike any other, and Sunlight's work making government transparent and accountable is more important than ever.
Federal judge says it is the role of Congress to address Trump’s emolumental issues (12/22/2017) by Sunlight Foundation - A federal judge has dismissed a foreign emoluments lawsuit against President Donald J. Trump, which alleged Constitutional violations through his businesses. The judge said the plaintiffs lacked standing, and that this should be resolved by Congress. We hope to see more oversight and accountability in DC in the New Year.
A web of accountability for Trumpian conflicts (11/27/2017) by Hilary Niles - As Sunlight continues to catalogue conflicting presidential conflicts of interests, we’re driven by a collaborative vision that includes amplifying the great accountability reporting we see on social media and on our blog to bring attention to major developments. Here are some of the projects we’re tracking. If you notice something we’re missing, please let us Read More