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: Michael Cohen’s Sentencing, Giuliani Courts Business Overseas and Kushner’s Relationship with the Saudi Prince (12/13/2018) by Lynn Walsh - This week, Michael Cohen, President Donald Trump’s former personal attorney, was sentenced to three years in prison, there's an in-depth look at Jared Kushner’s relationship with Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman and details emerge about Rudy Giuliani’s business pursuits overseas.
This Week in Conflicts: Saudi-Funded Lobbyists Pay for Rooms at Trump Hotel, Trump Jr.’s Lettuce Company and Subpoenas Issued in Emoluments Lawsuit (12/7/2018) by Lynn Walsh - This week, we are learning Saudi-funded lobbyists paid for rooms for military veterans at President Donald Trump’s Washington D.C. hotel, Donald Trump Jr. invested in a hydroponic lettuce company while the company’s co-chairman sought federal support for other business interests and subpoenas are beginning to be issued in the emoluments lawsuit against the president.
This Week in Conflicts: Details on Trump Tower Moscow Deal, Pruitt Escapes Investigations and the Trump Foundation Lawsuit Moves Forward (12/1/2018) by Lynn Walsh - This week, new details emerge about the plans for a Trump Tower in Moscow, reports show investigations into Scott Pruitt, the former Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), have ended due to his resignation, and a judge has ruled the New York Attorney General’s lawsuit against the Trump Foundation can proceed.
This Week in Conflicts: Trump Properties Received Millions During Midterms, Latest on Emoluments Lawsuit and a Look at Giuliani’s Connections to Russia (11/21/2018) by Lynn Walsh - This week, a look at the millions of dollars President Donald Trump’s properties brought in during the midterm election period, the latest on the emoluments lawsuit, a look at Rudy Giuliani’s connections to Russia and more trademarks in China for Ivanka Trump.
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.