STATEMENT: CAP’s Liz Kennedy on President-Elect Trump’s Continued Conflict of Interest Issues

Washington, D.C. — Today, President-elect Donald Trump announced that he would turn his business over to his sons. The U.S. Office of Government Ethics, which oversees the executive branch, has already written that “transferring operational control of a company to one’s children would not constitute the establishment of a qualified blind trust” or eliminate conflicts...

STATEMENT: CAP’s Vikram Singh on Trump’s Failure to Reassure Public He Did Not Collude with Russia

Washington, D.C. — Center for American Progress Vice President for National Security and International Policy Vikram Singh issued this statement following President-elect Donald Trump's refusal to deny connections between himself and the Russian government in the hacking of the U.S. election: During his press conference today, President-elect Trump did nothing to reassure the American public...

PRESS AVAILABILITY: CAP Experts on Senate Budget ‘Vote-a-Rama’

Washington, D.C. — Center for American Progress experts are available for interviews on the Senate budget "vote-a-rama" scheduled to take place tonight beginning at 6:00 p.m ET. The following CAP experts are available for comment this evening and through the week: Topher Spiro, Vice President, Health Policy (Affordable Care Act) Melissa Boteach, Vice President, Poverty to Prosperity...

STATEMENT: CAP President Neera Tanden on Russian Government’s Possession of Compromising Information on Donald Trump

Washington, D.C. — Center for American Progress President and CEO Neera Tanden issued the following statement on the explosive news that the Russian government may have “compromising personal and financial” information about President-elect Donald Trump and that he may have conspired with the foreign power. The intelligence dossier presents profoundly disturbing allegations; ones that should...

RELEASE: New CAP Report and Video Detail Dangers of Campaign Money in Local Fracking Rules, Shows Need for Reform

Washington, D.C. — Today the Center for American Progress published a new report with an accompanying video looking at the influence of campaign money from oil and gas companies on judicial elections, and specifically highlighting cases involving local fracking regulations in Ohio. The report details how communities in Ohio and other states have tried to regulate...

RELEASE: Key Questions for Rex Tillerson on Energy and Environmental Policy

Washington, D.C. — On January 11, the Senate Foreign Relations Committee will hold its hearing on the nomination of former Exxon Mobil CEO Rex Tillerson for secretary of state. Exxon Mobil is well-known for funding climate denial groups and for its ties with Russia, including the agreement with Russian state-owned Rosneft that facilitates oil and...

STATEMENT: CAP’s Vikram Singh on the DNI Report on Russian Interference in the U.S. Election

Washington, D.C. — Center for American Progress Vice President for National Security and International Policy Vikram Singh issued the following statement after the director of national intelligence, or DNI, released a report definitively pointing to Russian hacking of the U.S. election. The report from the intelligence community assessing Russia's interference in the 2016 U.S. election...