U.S. Congress has disclosed that businesses linked to former President Donald Trump and his family received $7.8 million from 20 foreign countries, including Afghanistan, during his presidency. Afghanistan contributed $154,750, ranking seventh on the list.
The funds, received between 2017 and 2021, originated from various countries such as China, Saudi Arabia, Turkey, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, and Malaysia, all with business ties to Trump, according to Democratic lawmakers.
The report indicates that these payments were primarily for accommodations at Trump-owned hotels and apartments. Trump, who did not divest from his business interests upon taking office, entrusted their management to his son.
‘These countries spent significantly on Trump properties, personally benefiting the then-President while he made foreign policy decisions impacting their agendas and the U.S.,’ the report stated.
The House Oversight Committee, led by Democrats, is investigating these financial ties to uncover potential conflicts of interest during Trump’s presidency. The inquiry focuses on the interplay between Trump’s business dealings and foreign entities.
This investigation is part of a broader effort to uphold government ethics and transparency, ensuring that public officials do not profit improperly from their positions.
Concurrently, House Republicans have launched an impeachment inquiry against President Joe Biden, primarily concerning his son, Hunter. They allege that the Bidens profited from Biden’s role as vice president from 2009 to 2017 and claim that the Justice Department politically interfered with an investigation into Hunter Biden’s tax affairs.
The White House has consistently denied any wrongdoing.”