Tracking Trump’s Conflicts of Interest

Sunlight’s “Tracking Trump’s Conflicts of Interest” project provides a free, searchable database detailing President Donald J. Trump’s known business dealings and personal interests that may conflict with his public duties as President of the United States. The project also documents news coverage of these potential conflicts. Read our reporting to stay current on related news, explore our database, and learn more about the project. As we continue to learn about the First Family’s business holdings, the database will be updated. To help with those updates, get involved by contacting us here. You can also contact us if you’re familiar with any of the conflicts we’re tracking.

Our Recent Reporting

This Week in Conflicts: A close look at President Trump’s Relationship with Deutsche Bank and an NYC councilman says Kushner Companies is Endangering Tenants (3/22/2019) by Lynn Walsh - This week, the New York Times explains the relationship between President Donald Trump and Deutsche Bank, the New York attorney general says the president should pay a $5.6 million penalty for misuse of Trump Foundation money and a New York City councilman says Kushner Companies is endangering tenants.
This Week in Conflicts: President Trump Promotes His Golf Course, Questions Over Security Clearances and the House Judiciary Investigation (3/7/2019) by Lynn Walsh - This week, in a tweet President Donald Trump, promoted his Scottish golf course, the House Judiciary Committee’s investigation into the president has started and more questions over the validity of how Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner obtained their security clearances.
This Week in Conflicts: Cohen Testifies Before Congress, Kushner Cos. Seeks Federal Loan and Trump Inaugural Committee Receives Another Subpoena (3/1/2019) by Lynn Walsh - This week, a look at what Michael Cohen, President Donald Trump’s former personal attorney, told Congress, Kushner Companies seeks a federal loan and the Trump inaugural committee is hit with another subpoena.
This Week in Conflicts: Trump’s Attempts to Undermine Investigations into His Presidency and an In-Depth Look at Tom Barrack (2/22/2019) by Lynn Walsh - This week, The New York Times outlines how President Donald Trump has tried to undermine investigations into his presidency, the latest episode of Trump, Inc. takes an in-depth look at Tom Barrack and Democrats launch an investigation into how White House officials handled a proposal to transfer nuclear technology to Saudi Arabia.
This Week in Conflicts: The Cost of Trump’s Mar-a-Lago Trips, No Loan from Deutsche Bank and Inauguration Investigation Heats Up (2/13/2019) by Lynn Walsh - This week, thanks to a report from a federal oversight agency, taxpayers are able to see how much President Donald Trump’s trips to Mar-a-Lago are costing taxpayers, the New York Times learns Deutsche Bank turned down a loan request from President Trump during his presidential campaign and the latest on investigations into President Trump’s inauguration Read More
This Week in Conflicts: Undocumented Workers at Trump Golf Club, More Trademarks for Ivanka and the Latest on Roger Stone (2/1/2019) by Lynn Walsh - This week, more undocumented workers were reportedly working at one of President Donald Trump’s properties, Ivanka Trump received more trademarks from China and a new report found more than a thousand conflicts of interest involving the Trump Organization.
This Week in Conflicts: GSA Ignored Constitutional Questions Related to President Trump’s D.C. Hotel Lease and Did Trump Tell Cohen to Lie? (1/19/2019) by Lynn Walsh - This week, a new report says the General Services Administration “ignored” constitutional questions when allowing the lease of the Old Post Office to move forward, T-Mobile executives reserved rooms at the Trump hotel in Washington, D.C. as it was announcing merger plans that would require Trump Administration approval and questions about whether President Donald Trump Read More
This Week in Conflicts: Ivanka Trump Accused of Violating Conflict of Interest Law, Clock Tower in Trump’s D.C. Hotel Remains Open and NYT Says FBI Investigated if Trump was Working for Russia (1/12/2019) by Lynn Walsh - This week, a watchdog group is accusing Ivanka Trump of violating a conflict of interest law for her involvement in a tax break program, the historic clock tower located in President Donald Trump’s Washington D.C. hotel is open and staffed by federal employees during the partial government shutdown and China’s biggest bank plans to reduce Read More
This Week in Conflicts: Allegations of Undocumented Workers at Trump National Golf Club and Kushner Buys Another Building (1/4/2019) by Lynn Walsh - This week, more allegations of undocumented workers employed at Trump National Golf Club surface, Jared Kushner’s company buys another building in New Jersey and controversy over President Trump’s “Make America Great Again” hats.
This Week in Conflicts: Trump Foundation Dissolving, Trump’s Inaugural Committee Under Investigation and Emoluments Lawsuit on Hold (12/22/2018) by Lynn Walsh - This week, President Donald Trump’s charity has agreed to dissolve under judicial supervision, an appeals court has put one of the emoluments lawsuits on hold and the president’s inauguration committee is under federal investigation.