In a video taken during his lavish New Year’s Eve party on Saturday night, President-elect Donald J. Trump is seen praising one of his business partners from Dubai, Hussain Sajwani, raising a host of questions “about the scope of his potential business conflicts around the world just weeks before he is sworn in,” reports Julie Hirschfeld Davis.

And Trump’s longstanding refusal to release his tax returns and to sell the business outside of the family and place the assets in a true blind trust has only increased concerns about the president-elect’s vast array of potential conflicts of interest around the globe.

“Trump canceled a news conference last month at which he had said he would provide details about how he planned to sever ties with his vast business empire and alleviate conflicts,” notes Hirschfeld.

Mr. Sajwani, who is “building Akoya, a 42-million-square-foot development that includes the Trump golf course, Trump-branded luxury homes and the Trump Spa and Wellness Center,” in partnership with Trump, has expressed his hope of strengthening his business relationship with the Trump Organization and with Trump’s three children.


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