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Trump Organization: Ivanka Trump’s permanent government security clearance seems to be twisting in the wind, like her husband’s. That may be because she continues pulling in $1.5 million a year from the family business, the Trump Organization, even as she travels internationally representing the U.S. as a White House adviser, McClatchy reports.

Her dual role as adviser to the president and private business executive raises red flags concerning conflicts of interest. Ethics experts say the conflict raises the possibility that public policy could be affected by what works best for Trump’s bottom line, or that countries may offer business deals in exchange for access and favored treatment by the U.S. government.

Early in her father’s presidency, the first daughter dined with Chinese President Xi Jinping at her father’s Mar-a-Lago resort in Florida on the same day China approved three new trademarks for Ivanka Trump Marks LLC.

Ivanka Trump stepped aside as vice president of companies in the Trump Organization, yet she continues to be an owner. According to her financial disclosure filing, she reported that she receives $1.5 million annually from three companies within the Trump Organization, McClatchy reported. The payments included $800,000 from TTT Consulting, $600,000 from TTT Venture, and $100,000 from T International Reality.

The companies are involved in at least five international projects that are raising ethics concern, according to McClatchy. They include a Chinese government contract to build a road at a Trump development in Dubai, and a plan by another contractor partly owned by the Saudi Arabian government to build a Trump development there. Read more

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Trump Organization: Ivanka Trump’s permanent government security clearance seems to be twisting in the wind, like her husband’s. That may be because she continues pulling in $1.5 million a year from the family business, the Trump Organization, even as she travels internationally representing the U.S. as a White House adviser, McClatchy reports.

 

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