It is no surprise to anyone who’s been awake and coherent from 2016 to 2020 that the twice-impeached ex-president who lost the popular vote twice led the most corrupt administrations in American history. However, not all the layers of that corruption have yet to be revealed.
NEW: The House Oversight Committee is investigating foreign gifts received by Trump during his final year in office, alleging his administration failed to report them as required by law. https://t.co/kESZ5viEQf
— Axios (@axios) June 7, 2022
New reporting says that the House Oversight Committee is investigating another of those layers, this one regarding unreported gifts that Trump accepted from foreign sources. To receive gifts of that kind, the president is required to receive congressional approval before accepting them. Trump, it should come as no surprise, failed to do so.
‘Rep. Carolyn Maloney (D-N.Y.), who chairs the committee, alleged in the letter that the Trump administration failed to report gifts that the former president received from foreign governments based on information provided by the Department of State to the committee…[saying that[ “the Committee has also learned that the Trump Administration mismanaged gifts from foreign sources during President Trump’s term and left the State Department’s gift vault in ‘complete disarray.”‘
A list of the gifts Trump received from foreign officials was not accurately compiled by the State Department under Trump’s administration, and at this time the extent and monetary value of those gifts is unknown. In a letter sent to the National Archives, The Guardian writes that the committee reported their intention to investigate gifts such as “a bust of Mahatma Gandhi that he received during a trip to India, a Louis Vuitton golf bag and photographs from French President Emmanuel Macron, and a gold-framed portrait of himself from the Prime Minister of Vietnam.’
Twitter had a big reaction to the news of yet another layer of Trump corruption. Read some of their comments below: