Announcement Date: April 3, 2017

ProPublica discovered that, according to the terms of the trust President Trump placed his business holdings in to avoid conflicts of interest, he can withdraw money from the businesses without disclosing the transaction. Asked about the ProPublica report, White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer dismissed the news organization as a “left-wing blog.” He also defended the trust set up, saying, “the idea that the president is withdrawing money at some point is exactly the purpose of what the trustwhy a trust is set up regardless of an individual.