Announcement Date: May 19, 2017

CBS News reported that Donald Trump, Jr. may have been paid for his recent commencement address at the American University in Dubai, raising “concerns that the president’s sons’ business dealings – and now paid speeches — could at least present the appearance of a conflict of interest.” Since the private university’s founding was supported by the government of Dubai, which continues to hold a stake in it, “Trump Jr.’s appearance now raises the ethical question of whether a foreign government could be trying to curry favor with the president through his family.”