Former US President Donald Trump and his family failed to report foreign gifts worth nearly USD300,000 during his presidency, according to a report by Democrats on the House of Representatives Oversight Committee released on Friday.
More than 100 unreported foreign gifts include items from Chinese President Xi Jinping, Saudi Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, and other foreign government officials.
Trump and his family received 117 unreported foreign gifts, valued at roughly USD291,000.
The report listed the former president’s daughter Ivanka Trump, son-in-law Jared Kushner, and their children as recipients of some of the foreign gifts.
“The discovery of these unreported foreign gifts raises significant questions about why former President Trump failed to disclose these gifts to the public, as required by law,” the report said.
The Foreign Gifts and Decorations Act prohibits the president and federal officials from keeping personal gifts from foreign governments worth more than “minimal value” – an amount currently set at USD415.
Gifts worth more than this amount must be publicly disclosed and turned over to the National Archives.
Source: Philippines News Agency