Bennet Raises Concerns About National Security Implications of Trump's Conflicts

Letter Seeks Information on Trump’s Ties to Foreign Countries

Denver, CO - Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet today sent a letter to White House Counsel Donald McGahn inquiring about the national security and foreign policy implications of President Trump's potential conflicts of interest.

"I am concerned that both the President's and the [Trump] Organization's foreign investments, agreements, contracts, and debt or loans may create substantial conflicts with U.S. foreign policy and national security interests," Bennet wrote in a letter. "Without further transparency, the American people do not know whether President Trump's business, financial, and personal interests in foreign countries will influence Administration decisions on national security, foreign, and trade policy."

According to President Trump's attorneys, The Trump Organization's businesses "have been or will be conveyed to a Trust." In the letter, Bennet raises concerns that since the President reportedly remains the sole beneficiary of the Trust, he is likely to have a significant interest in the Organization's investments and properties around the world. Bennet believes it is imperative the Administration make clear that the interests of the American people are the sole driving force in the White House.

In 2017, the President asserted he has "NOTHING TO DO WITH RUSSIA - NO DEALS, NO LOANS, NO NOTHING!" Bennet's letter requests information regarding this claim, and asks for the following information:
  • Documentation and records regarding the President's assertion that neither he nor the Organization have any investments, business connections, loans or debt owed to Russia or any Russian individual, entity, business or organization.
  • A detailed account of the Organization's foreign investments, agreements, contracts, and any foreign debt or loans.
  • Documents regarding any steps that the Administration has taken to mitigate or eliminate potential foreign conflicts of interest.

Click HERE to read the letter in its entirety.