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Democrats take aim at Trump’s empire, push for disclosure

Donald Trump hasn’t yet taken office, but congressional Democrats already are gearing up to take aim.

The top Democrat on the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform sent a letter to the Republican chairman earlier this week, calling for a review into Trump’s financial arrangements “to ensure that he does not have any actual or perceived conflicts of interest.”

The letter from Rep. Elijah Cummings, D-Maryland, comes as ethics groups have called for Trump to divest from his companies or set up a blind trust to run them. His campaign has said Trump plans to have his three eldest children run the companies, but critics say the arrangement would not meet the criteria of a blind trust. – READ MORE