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 — including original Sunlight investigations.

This Week in Conflicts: Trump’s Tenants, An Emolumental Deal in the DR, and a new OGE nominee (2/18/2018) by Lynn Walsh - This week, a look at which businesses pay rent to the President, despite, in some cases being federal contractors, Trump revives a project in the Dominican Republic, the railroad safety chief resigns amid allegations of moonlighting and the President selects a new ethics chief. 
This Week in Conflicts: “Trump Inc.” and Profiting from the presidency (2/7/2018) by Lynn Walsh - This week, we tune into ProPublica and WNYC's new podcast, take note of a conflict at the NLRB, highlight federal funds going to the Trump International Hotel in DC, and look at how Kushner's properties in NYC are doing.
This Week in Conflicts: A Resignation, Disclosure Required and a Chance to Meet Donald Trump Jr. (2/2/2018) by Lynn Walsh - This week's round-up of news and analysis regarding President Trumps' conflicts of interest.
A voice for American democracy, today and tomorrow (12/31/2017) by John Wonderlich - This year was unlike any other, and Sunlight's work making government transparent and accountable is more important than ever.
Federal judge says it is the role of Congress to address Trump’s emolumental issues (12/22/2017) by Sunlight Foundation - A federal judge has dismissed a foreign emoluments lawsuit against President Donald J. Trump, which alleged Constitutional violations through his businesses. The judge said the plaintiffs lacked standing, and that this should be resolved by Congress. We hope to see more oversight and accountability in DC in the New Year.
A web of accountability for Trumpian conflicts (11/27/2017) by Hilary Niles - As Sunlight continues to catalogue conflicting presidential conflicts of interests, we’re driven by a collaborative vision that includes amplifying the great accountability reporting we see on social media and on our blog to bring attention to major developments. Here are some of the projects we’re tracking. If you notice something we’re missing, please let us Read More
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) More sunshine for the Trump Family’s global conflicts of interest (9/21/2017) by Hilary Niles - Sunlight's growing Trump Conflicts of Interest project now includes 1144 active concerns for the First Family. The conflicts we found in Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner’s financial disclosures exceed the extraordinary volume attributed to the President.
How we’re tracking President Trump’s conflicts of interest (7/13/2017) by Hilary Niles - We've built a comprehensive database of President Donald J. Trump's potential conflicts of interest. Now, we hope you'll help us improve and monitor his unprecedented monetization of the presidency and enduring foreign and domestic entanglements.
President-elect Donald J. Trump gestures to documents related to his businesses at a January 11, 2017 press conference in New York City. Trump to enter White House with unprecedented conflicts of interest (1/11/2017) by John Wonderlich - Today’s announcement by President-elect Donald J. Trump failed to address the unprecedented conflicts of interest he brings to Presidency. Trump is putting his business interests ahead of the interests of the country by failing to live up to well-established practices for addressing financial conflicts. Trump’s plan leaves the Presidency vulnerable to self-dealing, constitutional crisis, the Read More
What the Trump administration means for open government (11/10/2016) by Alex Howard - Given the election’s outcome, the country and world is now thrown in deep uncertainty. People are understandably asking questions about what a Trump administration would mean for open government. So are we.