Ivanka’s continued ties to Trump Organization create potential conflicts of interest: report

Ivanka’s continued ties to Trump Organization create potential conflicts of interest: report
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Ivanka TrumpIvana (Ivanka) Marie TrumpTrump says first lady tested negative for coronavirus Pence says he will be tested for coronavirus Rush, Trish and left-leaning media: Is it opinion or news reporting? MORE's continued ties to the Trump Organization could create potential conflicts of interest, McClatchy reported.

The first daughter — who serves as a White House adviser — will reportedly get more than $1 million a year from her family's business.

The Trump Organization is still creating luxury resorts around the world, and its projects involve hiring state-owned companies to do construction and receiving payments from foreign officials.

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Critics, McClatchy said, are alleging Trump's continued ties with the business amount to a violation of the emoluments clause.

“To the extent she’s still taking money and she’s still in the West Wing she has many of the same issues,” Stephen Spaulding, chief of strategy at Common Cause, a nonpartisan group that has looked into the president's potential conflicts of interests, told the news outlet.

Trump's business ties raise questions including whether foreign governments are able to get access to her through the business and whether deals being made regarding the business have any influence in the country's foreign policy, according to McClatchy.

“If there are foreign financial obligations, commitments, reliances, that would be an item in a security clearance file,” said Paul Pillar, former deputy chief of the intelligence community’s counterterrorism center who served nearly three decades at the CIA.

Trump previously resigned from her vice president positions with the Trump Organization. But she will still receive $1.5 million a year — beginning in 2017 — from three companies affiliated with the Trump Organization, McClatchy reported.

A spokesman for the attorney hired by Trump and her husband, Jared KushnerJared Corey KushnerFirst federal airlift to NY tri-state area includes millions of gloves, masks White House preparing to promote malaria drugs on online platform to combat coronavirus: report Politics and the pandemic — Republicans are rightly worried MORE, told McClatchy that when Trump became a federal employee, she "transitioned from being an active investor and manager to being merely a passive investor."

“She did this as a result of ethics advice she received, and has followed that advice," Peter Mirijanian said.

President TrumpDonald John TrumpHealth insurers Cigna, Humana waive out-of-pocket costs for coronavirus treatment Puerto Rico needs more federal help to combat COVID-19 Fauci says April 30 extension is 'a wise and prudent decision' MORE has also faced accusations about conflicts of interests.