Helen Klein Murillo  //  3/26/17  //  Topic Update

The Government Services Agency (GSA) has stated that the Trump Hotel in Washington, D.C. is not in violation of its federal lease (NPR).

  • Democratic legislators criticized the GSA’s decision (here)
  • Citizens for Responsibility & Ethics in Washington also condemned the decision.

Jared Kushner’s White House role as Senior Advisor to the President is complicating a Kushner family skyscraper deal, according to Peter Grant (WSJ).

Boycott campaigns against Trump businesses can keep public attention on the President’s conflictsaccording to Michael Marcua of The Global Anticorruption Blog.

Agriculture Secretary nominee Sonny Perdue has many conflicts of interest, which are helpfully detailed here by Citizens for Responsibility & Ethics in Washington.

President Trump’s close advisor Carl Icahn has reportedly bet millions of dollars that the Environmental Protection Agency will adopt a reform to the market for renewable-fuel credits that he’s advocated to the President (The InterceptBloomberg).

Updates | The Week of January 22, 2018

1/28/18  //  Daily Update

President Trump reportedly asked Andrew McCabe how he voted in the 2016 presidential election while McCabe was under consideration as James Comey's temporary replacement at the FBI.

Update | The Week of November 27, 2017

12/4/17  //  Daily Update

Despite President Trump's denials, the tax bill would certainly benefit him.

Jeffrey Stein

Columbia Law School