"In a gold-adorned ballroom filled with Republican donors, an Indian-born industrialist from Illinois pressed Mr. Trump to tweet about easing immigration rules for highly skilled workers... “He gave a million dollars,” the president told his guests""

https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2020/10/10/us/trump-properties-swamp.html?action=click&module=Top%20Stories&pgtype=Homepage https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/1083705208834834433
"Trump’s refusal to divest his properties created an instant conflict of interest on the day he was sworn in"

And a counterintelligence risk.

. @nytimes reporting indicates that many foreigners paid $$$ to Trump thru stays at his properties.
That means, in effect, Trump was taking money from foreigners - including foreign governments - while in office.

The easiest way to influence Trump is through his wallet.
"Representatives of at least 33 foreign countries have passed through the Washington hotel, according to the journalist Zach Everson’s newsletter 1100 Pennsylvania, which chronicles comings and goings there."
"Some embassies moved their annual galas or independence commemorations to the hotel."
"The Times identified more than 20 foreign officials, politicians and businesses or groups closely affiliated with governments abroad that held events at his properties or paid for rooms there."
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