CONFLICT OF INTERESTS/TRUMP BUSINESS/TRUMP FAMILY/DONALD JR: “Donald Trump Jr. , held a meeting earlier this week in Dubai with a billionaire longtime business partner of Trump Organization, who said the two men had discussed ‘new ideas.’
‘It was great having my dear friend and business partner Donald Trump Jr. over for lunch,’ developer Hussain Sajwani Mr. Sajwani wrote in an Instagram post Tuesday [5-16-17] featuring a photo of him dining with President Donald Trump’s eldest son. ‘Discussing new ideas and innovation always make our meetings even more interesting.’
The Trump Organization, which is run by the younger Mr. Trump and his brother, Eric, has said it wouldn’t strike new foreign deals while the president is in office.
A spokeswoman for the Trump Organization said Donald Trump Jr. wasn’t seeking new deals while on his trip to Dubai—first reported by the Associated Press—and said he had a ‘friendly lunch with our long standing business partner.’
Yet the Trump Organization’s existing deals—including two projects with Mr. Sajwani—already pose a challenge to the administration’s attempts to separate from the family’s international business, ethics experts have said. The president retains ownership of his company while in office, but has turned over management to his sons.”
-Rebecca Ballhaus, “Donald Trump Jr. Meets with Business Partner in Dubai,” The Wall Street Journal online, May 18, 2017 3:03pm