Jackie Northam

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House Passes New Sanctions On Russia For Interfering In 2016 Election

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

An overwhelming vote in the House to impose tough new sanctions on Russia for interfering with the 2016 presidential election leaves Trump in a challenging situation — accepting sanctions on Russia or vetoing a bill that has broad bipartisan support.


Academic Adviser Of U.S. Student Jailed In Iran: 'Everything He Did Was Normal'

Monday, July 17, 2017

Iran says it has sentenced the Princeton student to 10 years for spying. He may have been caught up in a power struggle between hardliners and the more moderate government of President Hassan Rouhani.


Trump Hotels Again The Target Of Hackers Seeking Credit Card Data

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Trump Hotels was hit again by hackers who broke into the reservations system to take credit card data. TechCrunch says this was the third time the hotel chain's system has been compromised.


Ivanka Trump Pushes To Expand Her Brand In China

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Trump has applied for a dozen new trademarks in China since her father became president, but will she be successful?


Qatar Faces Saudi Sanctions Deadline

Sunday, July 02, 2017

Sunday marks 10-day deadline Saudi Arabia gave Qatar to meet several demands in the ongoing fight between the two U.S. allies. The U.S. is trying to keep both countries in the fight against ISIS.


Attorneys General In D.C., Maryland Sue Trump For Violating Emoluments Clause

Monday, June 12, 2017

Attorneys General for Washington, D.C., and Maryland are suing President Trump for violating the emoluments clause, which prohibits him from accepting gifts or benefits from foreign leaders. The suit hinges on Trump's decision to keep ownership of his business empire.


Ethics Waivers Cover More Former Lobbyists

Thursday, June 08, 2017

The Office of Government Ethics has posted ethics waivers granted by the Trump administration to federal agency officials. It frees them from full compliance with ethics rules.


Trump Said He Would Donate Foreign-Government Profits; Docs Suggest Limited Effort

Thursday, May 25, 2017

The Trump Organization told staff that asking guests if they represent a foreign government would impede privacy. The House Oversight Committee's top Democrat says the policy raises "grave concerns."


Turkish Businessman With Ties To Michael Flynn Hosts Conference At Trump Hotel

Monday, May 22, 2017

The Turkish businessman who paid Michael Flynn $530,000 to lobby for the Turkish government is heading up a conference held at the Trump International Hotel, a few blocks from both the White House and the FBI. The event comes at a time when all of Trump's tangled interests are being scrutinized, but that doesn't seem to bother the participants.


U.S., China Strike Trade Deal On Beef, Poultry And Natural Gas

Friday, May 12, 2017

China and the U.S. struck a trade deal that allows beef and natural gas exports to China. The agreement will allow U.S. companies to sell liquefied natural gas to China, which is likely to be controversial on the West coast.


Sale Of Trump Property Raises Ethical Questions About Potential Buyer's Motives

Thursday, May 11, 2017

President Trump's trust is selling off his resort in the Caribbean. Ethics experts say that a buyer might offer a huge price to curry favor with the president, underscoring the conflict of interest.


Ethics Questions Raised Over Sale Of Trump Caribbean Resort

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

President Trump's trust is selling off a Caribbean resort, which creates an ethical dilemma. On the one hand, ethics experts want Trump to divest. But when he sells, that opens an opportunity for a wealthy buyer to try to win his favor.


Kushner Family Business Pitch In China Prompts Questions About Investor Visas

Monday, May 08, 2017

Jared Kushner's sister recently pitched a New Jersey project to investors in China. Such investors could get a crack at an immigration visa to the United States in exchange for $500,000.


State Department Again Hits 'Delete' After Allegations Of Trump Promotion

Friday, May 05, 2017

The Office of Global Women's Issues deleted a retweet plugging Ivanka Trump's book. It is the second time the State Department has faced complaints about touting the first family's business interests.


Jared Kushner And The Murky World Of Real Estate

Friday, May 05, 2017

Jared Kushner was a thriving real estate developer before his father-in-law ran for president. His expansive White House role has raised concerns that his business could influence his public duties.


Questions Linger About Trump's Foreign Business Ties And The Emoluments Clause

Thursday, April 27, 2017

As the president's 100th day in office approaches, he still is facing questions about garnering business profits from foreign sources.


State Department Removes Webpage Featuring Trump's For-Profit Club, Mar-A-Lago

Monday, April 24, 2017

After criticism from those who thought the page was an inappropriate use of taxpayer funds, a State Department official said that the intention was to inform and that "we regret any misperception."


Trump's First 100 Days: Foreign Interests

Monday, April 24, 2017

Ethics experts warned that if Trump didn't divest, he would be violating the constitutional ban on benefits from foreign governments. He hasn't divested and his sons are expanding global properties.


Ivanka's Brand Thrives, Raising Conflict Questions, As She Takes On White House Role

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Ivanka Trump handed over her business operations and put her brand in a trust. Now, she has an office in the White House and sits in on meetings with world leaders while her company flourishes.


China Defends Trademark Grants For Ivanka Trump Products

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

A Foreign Ministry spokesman suggests some media were "hyping certain gossip to hint at something undisclosed." A U.S. trademark lawyer says the process moved remarkably fast.