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: Trump’s Latest Financial Disclosure Statement Released, NYC Mayor Threatens to Fine Trump Org. and Occupancy Rates at Trump Tower (5/19/2019) by Lynn Walsh- This week, President Donald Trump’s latest financial disclosure statement was released, New York City’s mayor is threatening to fine the Trump Organization if the company does not reduce emissions from its buildings and occupancy rates are down at Trump Tower in New York. Read More
This Week in Conflicts: Billion Dollar Loss for Trump’s Businesses, More Subpoenas and House Committee Holds Barr in Contempt (5/9/2019) by Lynn Walsh- This week, the public receives the clearest picture yet of President Donald Trump’s finances and it shows huge losses, the House Judiciary Committee votes to hold Attorney General William Barr in contempt of Congress and Donald Trump Jr. is subpoenaed. Trump’s Tax Figures A decade in the red for President Trump. That’s what an investigation… Read More
This Week in Conflicts: Trump Files Lawsuit to Stop Release of Financial Documents, New Emolument Concerns and Taxpayers Cover Cost of Alcohol Bill at Mar-a-Lago (5/5/2019) by Lynn Walsh- This week, President Donald Trump and his company filed a lawsuit to stop the release of financial documents, news about foreign governments renting space in Trump World Tower raise more emolument concerns and details emerge about taxpayers footing the bill for a night of drinking at Mar-a-Lago. Trump Sues to Block Release of Finance Docs… Read More
This Week in Conflicts: The Aftermath of the Mueller Report, White House Fights a Subpoena and an Investigation into Six of Trump’s Appointees (4/27/2019) by Lynn Walsh- This week, the aftermath of the Mueller report, the White House is fighting a subpoena from Congress and an investigation into six of President Donald Trump’s appointees. Read More
This Week in Conflicts: Redacted Mueller Report Released, Undisclosed Cash Flow from Inaugural Ball and Mueller Explains Why His Family Left Trump’s Golf Club (4/19/2019) by Lynn Walsh- This week, the report from special counsel Robert Mueller was released with redactions, the Palm Beach Post cannot find financial records for one of President Donald Trump’s inaugural balls, and Mueller explains why his family left the president’s membership club in Virginia. Read More
This Week in Conflicts: Wait Continues for Trump’s Taxes and Department of Defense is Spending Hundreds of Thousands of Dollars at Trump-branded Properties (4/12/2019) by Lynn Walsh- This week, the wait continues for House Democrats requesting access to President Donald Trump’s tax returns, the president’s sister retires as a federal judge amid an ongoing investigation and CNN totals the spending by the Department of Defense at Trump-branded properties. Read More
This Week in Conflicts: More requests for Documents from Trump’s Inaugural Committee, Security Clearance Approval Questions and Cohen Says he was “Encouraged” to Lie (4/6/2019) by Lynn Walsh- This week, top contractors with President Donald Trump’s inaugural committee are being asked to turn over documents, a whistleblower comes forward with more details about the approval of security clearances for Jared Kushner and others, and Buzzfeed News is again reporting that Michael Cohen was told to lie to Congress. Read More
This Week in Conflicts: More Details on the Plan for a Trump Tower in Moscow, a Look at How President Trump Inflated his Net Worth and an International Leader Stays at Trump’s D.C. Hotel (3/29/2019) by Lynn Walsh- This week, an international leader stays at President Donald Trump’s Washington, D.C. hotel, journalists dig into who was involved in plans for a Trump tower in Moscow and the Washington Post explains how the president would inflate his net worth for investors and lenders. Read More
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. Read More
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. Read More