Our Recent Reporting on Trump’s Conflicts of Interest

Sunlight’s “Conflicts of Interest” blog keeps you current on developments in the Trump emoluments cases, instances of potential Trump Family conflicts noted in the news, and great reporting on the topic by journalists around the world.

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.
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