Dems Request Docs On Domestic And Foreign Gifts To Trump, Ivanka, Jared, Inaugural Committee

Ivanka Trump, White House advisor and daughter to President Donald Trump, attends a Cabinet meeting at the White House on January 2, 2019. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
March 4, 2019 6:20 p.m.

Jimmy Carter was famously forced to sell his Georgia peanut farm to avoid a potential conflict of interest. Trump elected not to do so with his interest in an array of companies, and the House Judiciary investigation appears to be aimed at uncovering what’s happened since.

Dozens of potential witnesses are asked about their knowledge of potential violations of the Constitution’s Emoluments clause, which prohibits foreign governments (and domestic state governments) from providing the president with things of value.

House investigators are interested in the following witnesses and entities:

-Trump Org CLO Alan Garten

-Trump CFO Allen Weisselberg

-Private equity executive and cousin of Russian oligarch Viktor Vekselberg Andrew Intrater

-Brad Parscale, digital media director for Trump’s 2016 campaign, vendor to the Trump Inaugural Committee

-Venture capitalist, Deripaska-linked Christopher Bancroft Burnham

-Columbus Nova, Intrater’s company that signed a $1 million contract with Michael Cohen


-Donald J. Trump Revocable Trust

-Donald Trump Jr., presidential son and Trump Org executive

-Eric Trump, son of the president and Trump Org executive

-Former Blackwater CEO Erik Prince


-Trump Moscow Tower planner, Trump SoHo associate Felix Sater

-Flynn Intel Group

-Frontier Services Group, Erik Prince’s company

-General Services Administration

-Viktor Vekselberg,  Russian oligarch and ally of Vladimir Putin who signed a lucrative consulting contract with Cohen

-George Nader, Middle Eastern fixer with links to the United Arab Emirates who is cooperating with the special counsel probe

-Trump Transition

-Trump Org

-Hope Hicks, former Trump campaign press secretary and White House communications adviser

-Trump Foundation

-Trump campaign

-Jared Kushner, Trump’s son-in-law and White House adviser

-Manafort spokesman Jason Maloni

-Tom Barrack, real estate investor and chairman of Trump’s inaugural committee 

-Kushner companies

-Steve Bannon, former Trump 2016 CEO and White House chief strategist. Ex-vice-president of the board of Cambridge Analytica

-Trump Org COO Matthew Calamari

-Stefan Passantino, former deputy White House counsel for compliance and ethics 

-Michael Cohen,  former personal attorney and fixer for President Trump

-Sheri Dillon, personal attorney to Trump 

-Michael Flynn, former Trump campaign adviser and U.S. national security adviser

-Michael Flynn Jr., Flynn’s son and an aide on the 2016 campaign

-The White House

-Ronald C. Lieberman, executive vice president for management and development at the Trump Organization

-Roger Stone, GOP “dirty trickster” indicted for lying about his efforts to obtain Clinton’s emails from WikiLeaks and for interfering with witnesses

-Reince Priebus, former RNC chairman and White House chief of staff

-Rhona Graff, Trump’s longtime personal assistant at the Trump Organization

-Sean Spicer, ex-White House Press Secretary and Trump administration communications director

-Rick Gates, former Manafort deputy, ex-Trump campaign and transition adviser, now a cooperating witness in the special counsel probe 

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