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Tuesday, November 21, 2017
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The Troubling Russian Connections Of Trump Nominee Wilbur Ross

Wilbur J. Ross, Jr., the billionaire investor who is one of Donald Trump’s closest advisors on trade and economics, has extensive Russian financial ties that the Senate must thoroughly explore before voting on his nomination as Commerce Secretary.

February 27, 2017
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Why Deutsche Bank Remains Trump’s Biggest Conflict Of Interest

If you measure President Donald Trump’s conflicts of interest by the amount of money at stake, or the variety of dicey interactions with government regulators, one dwarfs any other: his relationship with Deutsche Bank. The bank hoped to eliminate the president’s personal guarantee on loans. But such a move would not eliminate the conflict of interest, since the president’s company, which Trump still owns, would remain on the hook to pay back the loans.

February 10, 2017
Trump, Iran

Do Trump’s Foreign Business Deals Violate The Constitution?

If Trump does not put his businesses in a true blind trust, how will we know if he is even violating the Emoluments Clause? Because of limited financial-disclosure requirements, we might not.

November 30, 2016
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How Trump Could Use The Presidency To Help His Own Business Interests

Nothing in the law would prevent Trump from running his conglomerate or even profiting from it while in office. Apart from annual financial reporting requirements, federal conflict-of-interest rules for government employees and members of Congress don’t apply to the president.

November 26, 2016
A doorman stands as people walk past the Trump Tower in New York, U.S., May 23, 2016. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri/File Photo

Trump Owes At Least $100 Million To Bank That Tried To Skirt Dodd-Frank

Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump has taken out 16 loans from 11 different lenders, totaling at least $335 million, according to a Mother Jones analysis of Trump’s financial disclosure form.

June 1, 2016

U.S. Suit Alleges 12 Banks Colluded In Huge Forex Market

New York (AFP) — A dozen banking giants have been sued in New York for allegedly fixing global foreign exchange rates in the latest ripple to accompany government probes of the huge market. The defendants in the class-action lawsuit, which include BNP Paribas and JPMorgan Chase, shared confidential information during private online chat sessions to […]

April 1, 2014