Egregious Conflicts of Interest by Republicans

This is the "Jared Kushner received $2 billion dollars from the Saudis to invest" category -- conflicts of interest that are so egregious they are scandalous. Even if there isn't proof of a quid pro quo, corruption is established with future people knowing if they kowtow to the interests of another country over our own -- like Jared did to Saudis -- they will find a way to reward you later.

So, we'll be adding instances here where something appears corrupt by all standards, but either there isn't anything technically illegal or there isn't enough evidence to bring criminal charges.

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Displaying 22 Scandals
Sorted by When News Broke
  • remained closely tied to his namesake company which ended up raking in at least $7.8 million from 20 different foreign governments throughout his Presidency by having his sons run it instead of placing it in the hands of a neutral arbiter which violated decades of norms and traditions that were in place to prevent a President from profiting off the office
    04 Jan 2024
    According to an exclusive report by The New York Times
  • Rep. Mike Garcia [R-CA]
    secretly sold up to $50,000 of Boeing shares mere days before a House committee he was on released a highly critical report about the company and then failed to disclose the sale for more than two months and only reported it after he won reelection in a rrace he won by a mere 333 votes
    13 Dec 2023
  • Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas [R]
    secretly flew on a private plane to attend events hosted by a right-wing organization which frequently argued cases before the Supreme Court and failed to disclose it which a George W. Bush appointed judge characterized as taking his "breath away" and noted that it would have resulted in a "disciplinary hearing" for any lower court federal judge
    22 Sep 2023
    According to an exclusive investigative report by Pro Publica
  • Gov. Ron DeSantis [R-FL]
    secretly accepted a golf trip without reporting it as required by law in which a major Republican businessman flew him on a private jet to play a round and stay overnight at the Augusta National Golf Club (the most exclusive in the country) and soon after his administration gave his business $92 million in COVID relief funds to fund a major highway project
    14 Sep 2023
    According to an exclisive report by The Washington Post
  • Mayor Harry Sidhu [R-CA]
    took advantage of his position as mayor to muscle himself onto a negotiating team involved with a $320 million MLB stadium project and later shared confidential information with the owner of the team with the expectation of getting "at least" a million-dollar political donation in return and then lied to federal agents when they questioned him about it
    16 Aug 2023
  • KY Attorney General Daniel Cameron [R]
    declined to recuse himself from an investigation into an addiction recovery center he accepted a $6,900 donation from when in a prior case he forced a judge to recuse themself for accepting a donation of only $250
    22 Jun 2023
    According to an investigative report by The Daily Beast
  • Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito [R]
    traveled free of charge on an opulent private jet chartered by billionaire hedge fund manager Paul Singer to an exclusive Alaskan fishing resort without reporting it on his financial disclosure forms and later voted with the majority in Singer's favor on a case involving his business
    20 Jun 2023
    According to an exclusive investigative report by Pro Publica
  • Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas [R]
    failed to report $100,000 in secret payments his wife accepted from a rightwing organization who filed a legal brief arguing to strike down a major part of the Voting Rights Act after which he joined a 5-4 majority doing just that
    04 May 2023
    According to an investigative report by The Washington Post
  • Supreme Court Justice Neil Gorsuch [R]
    didn't report that the person who purchased a large property he owned -- nine days after he was sworn in as a Supreme Court Justice -- was the CEO of a major law firm that regularly argued for conservative causes before the Supreme Court
    25 Apr 2023
    According to an exclusive report by Politico
  • Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas [R]
    didn't report the proceeds from the sale of family property to conservative donor Harlan Crow -- who then allowed Thomas's mother to continue living at rent-free for years -- on his public disclosure records as required by law
    13 Apr 2023
    According to an exclusive investigative report by Pro Publica
  • Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas [R]
    secretly took luxurious trips over a twenty-year period without disclosing they were paid by ultra-wealthy conservative donor Harlan Crow which included multiple private jet flights, lavish vacations aboard a 162-foot mega yacht, and luxury accommodations at resorts throughout the world
    06 Apr 2023
    According to an exclusive investigative report by Pro Publica
  • accepted two loans totaling $8 million for Trump Media from a shadowy entity closely associated with Russian oligarchs at the same time the company was on the verge of dissolution for lack of funding
    15 Mar 2023
    According to multiple sources in an investigative report by The Guardian
  • Sen. Richard Burr [R-NC]
    Cashed in between $628,000 and $1.72 million in stocks from companies seen as vulnerable to the burgeoning COVID-19 outbreak over a series of 33 separate transactions after receiving confidential briefings as chair of the Senate Intelligence Committee
    06 Jan 2023
    According to financial disclosures reported on by the media
  • Jared Kushner [Senior Advisor]
    accepted a $2 billion investment from a major investment fund managed by the crown prince of Saudi Arabia -- a major Trump ally during his Administration -- mere months after he stopped working at the Trump White House
    10 Apr 2022
    According to previously undisclosed documents obtained by The New York Times
  • failed to disclose gifts he received from foreign governments in 2020 in a clear violation of the Constitutional ban explicatively prohibiting Presidents from accepting gifts from foreign leaders without Congressional approval
    08 Apr 2022
    According to an official report from the State Department
  • Sen. Kelly Loeffler [R-GA]
    cashed in between $1.275 and $3.1 million in stocks from companies seen as vulnerable to the burgeoning COVID-19 outbreak over a series of 27 transactions that began mere hours after she received a confidential Senate briefing
    19 Mar 2020
    According to financial disclosures reported on by the media
  • Ivanka Trump [Senior Advisor]
    received special treatment from the Chinese government who fast tracked 34 of her company's patent applications in one year alone which led to various ethics groups questioning whether Trump made foreign policy decisions that benefited himself and his family’s businesses
    06 Nov 2018
    According to voluminous reports filed by mainstream media outlets
  • Ivanka Trump [Senior Advisor]
    received 16 trademarks from the Chinese government on items ranging from handbags to jewelry three months *after* she supposedly shut down her brand ostensibly to focus on working for her dad in the White House
    06 Nov 2018
    According to records from China’s Trademark Office obtained by The Associated Press
  • Judge Ronnie Dortch [R-KY]
    engaged in a yearlong sexual relationship with a woman who was a defendant in a felony case being litigated in his court and admitted to privately discussing the case with her when confronted
    24 Feb 2017
    According to a final ruling by the Kentucky Judicial Conduct Commission
  • refused to publicly release his tax returns before the 2016 election and while he was President which broke over forty years of precedent meant to show that the President does not have any financial conflicts of interest that could affect his decision making
    05 Sep 2016
    According to voluminous reports filed by mainstream media outlets
  • Judge Scott Steiner [R-CA]
    had sex with an attorney who practiced in his court in his private chambers while also being a married father of two young children who ran on a platform highlighting the "importance of family" in his life
    09 Jun 2016
    According to an investigative report by The Washington Post
  • Rep. Aaron Schock [R-IL]
    sold his home to a major Republican donor for $925,000 --more than three times its assessed value of $255,000 -- at the height of his reelection campaign
    06 Feb 2015
    According to an exclusive report by Blue Nation Review