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: “Lobbying” gets more literal, a Qatari-backed bailout for Kushner, and what you might have missed in the president’s financial disclosure (5/23/2018) by Lynn Walsh - This week, a breakdown of who is spending money at President Donald Trump’s Washington D.C. hotel, a possible bailout for Kushner Companies from a Canadian firm with ties to Qatar, and more details from President Trump’s most recent financial disclosure reveal how his businesses are doing.
This Week in Conflicts: Trump’s financial disclosures and odd support for ZTE — followed by a Chinese-backed theme park (5/17/2018) by Lynn Walsh - This week, President Donald Trump files his financial disclosures, a Trump Organization construction partner struck a deal with a Chinese state-owned construction company to build a theme park next to planned Trump properties—just as the president publicly shared his mission to help bring jobs back to China, and a watchdog group filed an ethics complaint Read More
This Week in Conflicts: Payments to Cohen, Qatar buys an apartment in Trump Tower, and more political spending at Mar-a-Lago (5/10/2018) by Lynn Walsh - This week, new information surfaces about payments made to President Donald Trump’s personal attorney Michael Cohen, Qatar purchases a $6.5 million apartment in New York’s Trump Tower, and a look at how much money is being spent by political insiders at President Trump’s private club in South Florida.
This Week in Conflicts: Vietnam, encouraging lobbying, and what happens if Mueller or Rosenstein are fired (5/3/2018) by Lynn Walsh - This week, a look at how a call to Vietnam from President-elect Donald Trump originated, the head of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau tells the banking industry to lobby lawmakers and thousands are preparing to protest if President Trump fires special counsel Robert Mueller or Rod Rosenstein.
This Week in Conflicts: A shady Kushner loan, a check for Treasury, and an emolumental Philippines party at Trump’s DC (4/23/2018) by Lynn Walsh - This week, new details emerged showing Jared Kushner’s business ties to Citigroup and Apollo Management are “more extensive than initially reported,” the U.S. government released a copy of a check the Trump Organization sent to the U.S. Treasury Department, and the government of the Philippines is planning to host a party President Donald Trump’s Washington Read More
Congress should ensure the investigation of the Special Counsel is protected (4/17/2018) by Sunlight Foundation - Today, the Sunlight Foundation endorsed the Special Counsel Transparency Act to preserve evidence and recommendations that result from Special Counsel Robert S. Mueller’s investigation, should President Donald J. Trump fire him.
This Week in Conflicts: Panamanian problems, What isn’t staying in Vegas, a Ukrainian connection, and Bolton’s SuperPAC (4/13/2018) by Lynn Walsh - This week, lawyers for the Trump Organization asked the Panamanian president to intervene and help the company as they battle over the former Trump-branded hotel in the country, Trump’s Las Vegas Hotel has limits on hiring family, and questions surround the new national security adviser’s political donation organizations.
This Week in Conflicts: Ethics violations, a culture of cabinet corruption, and an opaque legal defense fund (4/9/2018) by Lynn Walsh - This week, top U.S. government officials are still in public service despite ethics problems, a public interest watchdog filed new complaints about former lobbyists now working in agencies, and a controversial legal defense fund faces continued questions.
This Week in Conflicts: Trump’s Fingerprint in India, Possible Investigation for Kushner and the Emoluments Lawsuit Moves Forward (3/30/2018) by Lynn Walsh - This week, new details about Donald Trump Jr.’s visits to India are coming to light that help paint a better picture of the Trump Organization’s fingerprint in the country, reports show Jared Kushner may be under investigation for loans his company received, and the latest with the emoluments lawsuit against President Donald Trump.
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.