Conflicts of Interest

About this group

The group will focus, but is not limited to; domestic & foreign emoluments clause violations, Russian and other foreign power influences, and other assorted ethics violations. We will exam what actions are being taken to confront these issues and see how we can best add our support.

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U.S. Constitution’s Foreign Emoluments Clause

“[N]o Person holding any Office of Profit or Trust under [the United States], shall, without the Consent of the Congress, accept of any present, Emolument, Office, or Title, of any kind whatever, from any King, Prince, or foreign State.”[11] The purpose of this provision is to prevent foreign influence or corruption. “Emoluments” from foreign governments include “any conferral of a benefit or advantage, whether through money, objects, titles, offices, or economically valuable waivers or relaxations of otherwise applicable requirements,” even including “ordinary, fair market value transactions that result in any economic profit or benefit to the federal officeholder.”

Domestic Emoluments Clause (also known as the Presidential Compensation Clause) provides:

“The President shall, at stated Times, receive for his Services, a Compensation, which shall neither be increased nor diminished during the Period for which he shall have been elected, and he shall not receive within that Period any other Emolument from the United States, or any of them.”

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Donald Trump’s Conflicts of Interest: A Crib Sheet  

Tracking Trump’s Conflicts of Interest – Sunlight Foundation

The Trump’s Family Conflicts of Interest Explained

Five Things You Didn’t Know About the Emoluments Clause

BBC Coverage of Donald Trump’s Conflicts of Interest.

The Emoluments Clause, Bribery, and President Trump

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Pentagon moves forward on Trump Tower lease: report

This week in Donald Trump’s conflicts of interest: The Javanka chronicles continue

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In a Beijing ballroom, Kushner family flogs $500,000 ‘investor visa’ to wealthy Chinese

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NYT Editorial –  An Open Letter to the
Deputy Attorney General

Trump campaign had at least 18 undisclosed contacts with Russians

The Long, Twisted, and Bizarre History of the Trump-Russia Scandal

 White House Moves to Block Ethics Inquiry Into Ex-Lobbyists on Payroll 

Kushner keeps most of his real estate but offers few clues about potential White House conflicts

Trump registered eight companies in Saudi Arabia during campaign: report

Trump Failing to Track Foreign Cash at His Hotels

The White House’s Aversion to Ethical Scrutiny

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Donald Trump Jr and Russian Lawyers

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Donald Trump Jr.’s stunning admission to the New York Times

Trump Jr. Was Told in Email of Russian Effort to Aid Campaign

Trump’s business tried to open Trump Tower in Moscow during campaign: report

Mueller has interviewed the cybersecurity expert who described being ‘recruited to collude with the Russians’

Interactive Timeline: Everything We Know About Russia and President Trump

Latest summary of the Trump-Russia Connections

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By the numbers: The Trump orbit’s contacts with Russians


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Interactive Timeline: Everything We Know About Russia and President Trump

Impeachment Advocacy Groups

Impeach Trump Now 

Citizens for Ethics 

How Trump Could Get Fired (New Yorker)


New York State lawmakers devise law to see President Trump’s taxes


Palmer Report Summary of Trump Russian Connections – May 8, 2017 PalmerReportTrumpRussia2

Anonymous Source 

“”I don’t know – it’s hard for me to see any Trump ties to Russia, except for…
• the FLYNN thing
• the MANAFORT thing
• the TILLERSON thing
• the SESSIONS thing
• the KUSHNER thing
• the CARTER PAGE thing
• the ROGER STONE thing
• the Felix Sater thing
• the Boris Ephsteyn thing
• the Rosneft thing
• the Gazprom thing
• the Sergey Gorkov banker thing
• the Azerbajain thing
• the ‘I LOVE PUTIN’ thing
• the Sergey Kislyak thing
• the Russian Affiliated Interests thing
• the Russian Business Interests thing
• the Emoluments Clause thing
• the Alex Schnaider thing
• the HACK OF THE DNC thing
• the Guccifer 2.0 thing
• the Mike Pence ‘I don’t know anything’ thing
• the Russians mysteriously dying thing
• the president’s house sale for $100 million at the bottom of the housing bust to the Russian fertilizer king thing
• the Russian fertilizer king’s plane showing up in Concord, NC during his rally campaign thing
• the Nunes sudden flight to the White House in the night thing
• the Nunes personal investments in the Russian winery thing
• the Cyprus bank thing
• the Republican Party’s REJECTION OF AN AMENDMENT to require him to show his taxes thing
• the GOP platform change to the Ukraine thing
• the Steele Dossier thing
• the Leninist Bannon thing
• the Sally Yates can’t testify thing
• the intelligence community’s investigative reports thing
• the Spicer’s RUSSIAN DRESSING ‘nothing’s wrong’ thing
• the Chaffetz not willing to start an investigation thing
• the Chaffetz suddenly deciding to go back to private life in the middle of an investigation thing
• the The Lead DOJ Investigator Mary McCord SUDDENLY in the middle of the investigation decides to resign thing
• the appointment of Pam Bondi who was bribed by the president in the Trump University scandal appointed to head the investigation thing
• the The White House going into full-on cover-up mode, refusing to turn over the documents related to the hiring and subsequent firing of Flynn thing
• the Chaffetz and White House blaming the poor vetting of Flynn on Obama thing (LOL!)
• the Poland and British intelligence gave information regarding the hacking back in 2015 to Paul Ryan and he didn’t do anything thing
• the Agent M16 following the money thing
• the president’s team KNEW about Flynn’s involvement but hired him anyway thing
• the Corey Lewendowski thing
• the Preet Bharara firing thing but before he left he transferred evidence against trump to a state level Schneiderman thing
• the Betsy Devos’ brother thing
• the Sebastian Gorka thing
• the Greg Gianforte from Montana thing
• the VP Pence actually was warned about Flynn before he was hired thing
• the Pence and Manafort connection thing
• the 7 Allies coming forward with audio where the president was picked up in incidental wire tapping thing
• the Carter Page defying the Senate’s order to hand over his Russian contact list
• NOW the president wants to VETO Sally Yates’ testimony thing!

Comey/Trump – Michael Flynn

Jeff Sessions – Russian collusion 

Trump Isn’t Enforcing His Plan to Avoid Violating the Emoluments Clause

Paul Manafort – Foreign Agent

First formal draft and circulation of Impeachment articles 

Kushner’s Conflicts of Interest

Robert Mueller’s End Game: Is Trump’s Impeachment a Possibility?

Donald Trump Jr. and Hope Hicks in the Crosshairs