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: Trump’s Approach to Taxes, Federal Financial Disclosures and the Democrats Prepare for Ethics Reform (11/2/2018) by Lynn Walsh - This week, the latest edition of the Trump, Inc. podcast takes a look at how President Donald Trump approaches taxes, Forbes takes a look at what the president’s financial disclosures include, what they don’t and why that’s a problem, and the Democrats talk about possible ethics reform.
Senior White House Adviser Jared Kushner, and his wife, Assistant to the President Ivanka Trump, U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross, U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, and White House Chief of Staff Reince Priebus are seen as they arrive with President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump to the Murabba Palace as honored guests of King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud of Saudi Arabia, Saturday evening, May 20, 2017, in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. (Official White House Photo by Shealah Craighead) This Week in Conflicts: Trump’s Business Ties with Saudis, His Influence Over New FBI Building Plans and Ivanka Trump’s False Sales Figures (10/23/2018) by Lynn Walsh - This week, more pressure is put on President Donald Trump to disclose his business dealings with Saudi Arabia, Democrats allege the president intervened in the plans for building a new FBI building to protect his Washington D.C. hotel and Ivanka Trump is accused of providing false sales figures for Trump building projects.
This Week in Conflicts: Failing at Profiting off the Presidency, Trump’s Scottish Golf Resorts Losing Millions and Kushner May Not be Paying Income Tax (10/15/2018) by Lynn Walsh - This week, an investigation from Forbes looks at how President Donald Trump’s business is being impacted by his service in the Oval Office, the New York Times reveals that Jared Kushner may have paid little or no income tax from 2009 to 2016 and the Trump Organization has yet to turn a profit at its Read More
This Week in Conflicts: Search the First Family’s Potential Conflicts of Interest, Possible Tax Schemes and Another Emoluments Lawsuit Moves Forward (10/4/2018) by Lynn Walsh - This week, search the newly released database of potential conflicts of interest associated with President Donald Trump and other members of the First Family, read the New York Times investigation into possible tax schemes involving President Trump and his family and hear why a judge is allowing a second emoluments lawsuit against the president move Read More
Search the Trump family’s potential conflicts of interest (9/24/2018) by Lynn Walsh - Since his inauguration in 2017, the Sunlight Foundation has been untangling President Trump’s business ties to help the public better understand his financial interests. Explore his family's business empire with our newly updated database.
This Week in Conflicts: President Trump Throws a $100K Campaign Event, More Hatch Act Complaints and a Challenge to Trump’s D.C. Hotel’s Liquor License (9/16/2018) by Lynn Walsh - This week, President Donald Trump throws a campaign event at his Washington D.C. hotel, an ethics groups files more Hatch Act complaints and a group of citizens files a complaint challenging the president’s “good character,” questioning his ability to maintain a liquor license in Washington D.C.
This Week in Conflicts: A Misconduct Roundup, Photographer Admits Editing Inauguration Photos and Top House Dem. Threatens Investigations (9/9/2018) by Lynn Walsh - This week, the New York Times highlights crimes and ethical violations associated with President Donald Trump’s administration, a government photographer admits to editing photos from the president’s inauguration and a top Democrat threatens investigations into President Trump if Democrats take control of the U.S House of Representatives.
This Week in Conflicts: Trump Org. CFO Given Immunity, Ivanka Trump’s Brand Website Shuts Down and the President’s Involvement in FBI HQ Plans (8/31/2018) by Lynn Walsh - This week, the chief financial officer of the Trump Organization has been given immunity by federal prosecutors, the Ivanka Trump brand website shuts down after company closure announced last month and President Donald Trump’s involvement in the new FBI headquarters.
This Week in Conflicts: Cohen Subpoenaed in Trump Foundation Probe, Ivanka’s Ex-Business Partner Sued and Sen. Warren Unveils Anti-Corruption Bill (8/24/2018) by Lynn Walsh - This week, Michael Cohen, President Donald Trump’s former personal attorney, is issued a subpoena as part of a Trump Foundation probe, Ivanka Trump’s former business partner is sued by the Department of Justice and Senator Elizabeth Warren unveils anti-corruption and public integrity bill.
This Week in Conflicts: Selling Space Force Merchandise, Kushner’s New Jersey Portfolio and Golf Discounts for Trump Staff (8/16/2018) by Lynn Walsh - This week, President Donald Trump’s re-election campaign announces it plans to sell Space Force merchandise, a look at Kushner Companies’ New Jersey portfolio and golf discounts for White House staff.