Hope Hicks

Kleptocrats Can’t Have a Conflict of Interest

The transition is not concerned about the appearance of a conflict. This is an annual celebratory event at the private club, like others that have continued to occur since the election. Additionally, the president cannot and does not have a conflict.

– White House Director of Strategic Communications Hope Hicks, January 1, 2017, on if the transition team is concerned about the $420,000 in rental fees President-Elect Donald J. Trump charged to the U.S. for the rental of his own property.