The family of the former president of USADonald Trump, failed to declare more than 100 foreign gifts, which he was required to declare because the value of each of them is above a predetermined limit, while the total value of these gifts is more than 250,000 dollars.
Those gifts, many of which came from foreign leaders, are detailed in a report by House Oversight Committee Democrats.
They include a set of books by President Xi Jinping of China and gold-plated golf clubs given to Trump by then-Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe.
In the 15-page report it is pointed out that Trump also failed to declare a $12,000 silk carpet from Uzbekistan’s president Shavkat Mirziyoyev and a $35,000 ivory-handled textbook gifted to him by Qatari leader Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani.
A portrait of him Donald Trump A larger-than-life statue donated by El Salvador’s president, Naguib Buquele, was also not located by the commission, according to its report. The whereabouts of some of the gifts, including the portrait, is unknown, the Democrats said.
“Democrats on the committee are committed to finding the final whereabouts of these expensive gifts that have disappeared”said Jamie Raskin, Democrat of Maryland and head of that congressional investigation, adding that Democrats also want to “determine whether these gifts may have been used to influence the president’s foreign policy.”
Raskin also said the Commission’s findings shine a light on the Trump White House’s “brazen disregard for the rule of law and its systematic mishandling of large gifts from foreign governments.” The non-declaration of these objects is against the law, he underlined.
Donald Trump’s entourage did not react to requests to comment on the report. .
That long list also includes foreign gifts to members of the Trump family, including Melania Trump, Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump.
Kushner had received a sword from Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, and Ivanka Trump had received a $1,200 teddy bear from Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz, as well as a mother-of-pearl portrait of her given to her in 2017 by Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas. Ivanka Trump’s husband, Jared Kushner, was the architect of Donald Trump’s Middle East strategy.
The report adds that the Committee of the House of Representatives is also looking for other records.
Source: News Beast
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