Donald Trump’s sons, Donald Jr. and Eric, have been actively involved in the transition efforts,which raises questions about their dual role in his administration and businesses. This is the definition of a conflict of interest.
According to sources, Eric Trump was present for at least one meeting for secretary of state between his father and Mitt Romney. Donald Trump Jr. helped vet and interview candidates for the interior secretary position.
CNN reported last week that Trump Jr. was heavily involved in the opening at Interior, in large part due to his hunting passion. He has played a heavy role in picking that nominee, which is Montana Rep. Ryan Zinke, transition sources confirm.
The pick was expected to be a western state politician given Trump Jr.’s background. Donald Trump is part of a conservationist hunting club called the Boone and Crockett Club, which Zinke represents. Trump Jr. and the transition have also gotten input from Montana Republican Sen. Steve Daines, who has been hunting with Trump Jr. and his son.
A transition source said the Trump children’s natural inclination toward conservation was weighed heavily in the search, balanced against other traditional Republican priorities of small government and less federal control of public lands. Again, what qualifications do these two brats have to vet America’s top officials? Short answer: None.