Announcement Date: April 4, 2017

Trump Organization chief legal officer Alan Garten confirmed that President Trump can withdraw money from the businesses in his trust without disclosing the transaction. Mr. Garten also explained that this has been in effect since President Trump took office. ProPublica noted the language clarifying President Trump’s ability to withdraw money was not in a January 26, 2017 summary of the trust, but did appear in a February 10, 2017 version of the summary.