Trump expanding Scottish golf course after vow of no new foreign deals: report
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A multi-million dollar expansion of President-elect Donald TrumpDonald John TrumpThe Hill's Campaign Report: Democratic field begins to shrink ahead of critical stretch To ward off recession, Trump should keep his mouth and smartphone shut Trump: 'Who is our bigger enemy,' Fed chief or Chinese leader? MORE’s golf resort in Scotland is reportedly underway just days after his attorneys said no new foreign deals would be made.

Expansion plans for the Trump International Golf Course Scotland in Aberdeenshire include a second 18-hole golf course and a new 450-room five-star hotel, timeshare complex and private housing estate, The Guardian reported Saturday.

Trump officials claim the venture does not conflict with the president-elect’s promise not to pursue new or “pending deals” during his presidency to avoid any conflicts of interest.

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“Implementing future phasing of existing properties does not constitute a new transaction so we intend to proceed,” a Trump Organization spokeswoman told the Guardian.

Trump’s attorney, Sheri Dillon, told reporters at a news conference last Wednesday that Trump’s company would not be making any new foreign deals and would appoint an ethics adviser to sign off on new domestic business agreements. 

Dillon, a tax attorney at the law firm Morgan Lewis, also said Trump would donate all profits from foreign-government payments to his hotels to the U.S. Treasury and that he has agreed to limit the information he receives about his assets to total profit and loss statements only.