CONGRESSMAN LIEU STATEMENT ON PRESIDENT-ELECT TRUMP’S APPARENT CONFLICTS OF INTEREST

November 14, 2016
Press Release

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

WASHINGTON - Today, Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D | Los Angeles County) issued the following statement in support of House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Ranking Member Elijah Cummings’s letter to Chairman Jason Chaffetz requesting that the committee investigate President-elect Trump’s financial conflicts of interest.

“As a member of the House Oversight Committee, I stand with Ranking Member Cummings to request that Chairman Jason Chaffetz and the Oversight Committee immediately look into President-elect Donald Trump’s financial arrangements and the conflicts of interests and ethics posed by them. Mr. Trump has vast business interests around the world, relies heavily on his family members for advice—including several who are currently serving on his transition team—and has refused to disclose his tax returns. Congress has a responsibility to hold our government officials accountable and ensure that financial conflicts of interests are eliminated. For these reasons, it is critical that the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee conduct a robust review of Mr. Trump’s financial positions to combat the slightest hint of impropriety.”

THE FULL TEXT OF RANKING MEMBER CUMMINGS'S LETTER CAN BE FOUND HERE.

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