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Trump conflict of interest concerns over links with law firm run by Philippine government official

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Exclusive: Donald and Ivanka Trump’s companies pay a firm managed by a foreign government official to secure their trademarks in the Philippines


"Donald and Ivanka Trump’s companies employ a law firm managed by a Philippine government official, the Guardian has found, the latest in a string of potential conflicts of interests stemming from the first family’s global business empire.

By hiring a firm run by a high-ranking member of the Philippine government, Trump opens himself to accusations of wittingly or unwittingly paying a foreign official to secure the interests of his private business.

Elpidio C Jamora Jr is one of four named partners at the Manila-based law office that acts as a representative to register trademarks for both the Trump Organization and Ivanka Trump’s personal brand.

The lawyer also serves as the chairman of the country’s largest state-owned and run construction company, the Philippine National Construction Corporation (PNCC), according to the body’s website and Jamora’s resumé.

Ethicists have warned that the Trump Organization – of which the president maintains ownership despite handing control to his sons – presents ways for foreign governments to seek to influence Trump..."


https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2017/jul/14/trump-conflict-of-interest-concerns-philippine-government-official?utm_source=esp&utm_medium=Email&utm_campaign=GU+Today+USA+-+Collections+2017&utm_term=235009&subid=13840101&CMP=GT_US_collection

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He is so busy improving his business realm, that he has slowed any kind of Governmental alignment to his campaign promises. He still is focused on his private holdings.

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