Center for American Progress

EVENT ADVISORY: Discussion of Risks and Remedies for Trump’s Conflicts of Interest
Press Advisory

EVENT ADVISORY: Discussion of Risks and Remedies for Trump’s Conflicts of Interest

Washington, D.C. — On February 24—as Kuwait prepares to celebrate its National Day at the Trump International Hotel in Washington, D.C., the following day—the Center for American Progress will hold a discussion on the risks to America’s national security, economy, and democracy posed by President Donald Trump’s conflicts of interest and constitutional violations. Experts will also explore legal remedies and other avenues for oversight, accountability, and defense against the worst ramifications.

President Trump took power while retaining ownership of his private businesses around the world and is mired in dangerous, unprecedented, and unconstitutional conflicts of interest. The true extent of his partnerships and indebtedness to foreign states and creditors is unknown while Trump refuses to release his tax returns. Meanwhile, the Trump family continues to promote their private business interests at home and abroad, and the administration has used the White House itself to hawk family products in an outlandish display of profiting off of the presidency.

This event is open to press. To attend, please RSVP here.


Welcoming remarks:
Carmel Martin, Executive Vice President, Policy, Center for American Progress

Rep. John Sarbanes (D-MD)

Featured panelists:
Norman Eisen, former White House Ethics Czar, former U.S. Ambassador to the Czech Republic; Fellow, Governance Studies, Brookings Institution
Robert Weissman, President, Public Citizen
Vikram Singh, Vice President, National Security and International Policy, Center for American Progress

Moderated by:
Liz Kennedy, Director, Democracy and Government Reform, Center for American Progress


Friday, February 24, 2017
12:00 p.m. ET – 1:00 p.m. ET


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