Breitbart News editor and Clinton Cash author Peter Schweizer jolted listeners when he said Donald Trump’s conflicts of interest are potentially as big and troubling as those he wrote about in his Clinton book. Talking to CNN, Schweizer said Trump faced “perilous waters” given his vast real estate deals around the world. Schweizer asked viewers to imagine a scenario where the Russians offer the Trump Organization a prime piece of Moscow real estate to develop at “fire sale” prices.
It’s problematic because in Russia and other places, “real estate deals are inherently political,” he says. “You basically have government involvement.” The concern is about what the Russian government — and other governments in similar situations — will want politically from a Trump administration after showing such largess to the Trump Organization. Real estate, unlike stocks, is a difficult thing to divest from, Schweizer reminds. Trump’s children, who will run the Trump Organization while their father is in office, will be approached by foreign actors — it’s “only a question of time when these offers are made” says Schweizer.