March 31, 2023

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Among them were Saudi swords… Official report sheds light on gifts Trump received

Former US President Donald Trump and his family failed to declare gifts they received from foreign governments while at the White House, including Japanese and golden golf clubs, an investigation released by a US House of Representatives committee revealed on Friday. Swords from Saudi Arabia.

According to a newspaper report The Washington Post About 100 gifts, which Trump and his family have not reported, are worth $300,000.

The 15-page investigation revealed that the undeclared gifts included 16 gifts from Saudi Arabia, 17 gifts from India and 5 gifts from China, while Trump said he received no gifts during the last year of his presidency. , and pointed out some of the prizes he had received in previous years.

Among the gifts were knives and swords from Saudi Arabia worth tens of thousands of dollars to Trump.

The investigation also touched on White House emails related to a large painting of Trump given to him by El Salvador, but has not been located.

Documents obtained by Democratic lawmakers leading the investigation indicate the painting may have been moved to the billionaire’s lavish Florida home.

The department responsible for these gifts did not find the gold golf clubs, a gift from the late Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe.

Jamie Raskin, a parliamentary inquiry officer, said he was “determined to find the missing gifts…to determine whether they were used to influence the president’s foreign policy.” Not declaring these is against the law, he said.

The long list of gifts includes a portrait of Ivanka Trump’s pearl, which Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas gave in 2017 to the president’s daughter, whose husband, Jared Kushner, is Donald Trump’s strategist at the center. East.

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