Tuesday, Jun 18th

Last update07:07:56 AM GMT

You are here News Politics Senate Democrats to investigate Trump’s reported big oil ‘deal’

Senate Democrats to investigate Trump’s reported big oil ‘deal’

E-mail Print PDF
Senate Dems to investigate Trump big oil deal

Powerful Senate Democrats have launched an investigation into an alleged quid pro quo offer from Donald Trump to fossil fuel executives.

At a meeting at his Mar-a-Lago home and club last month, the former president reportedly told oil bosses he would immediately roll back dozens of environmental regulations if elected, and requested $1bn in contributions to his presidential campaign. It would be a “deal” for the executives because of the costs they would avoid under him, he reportedly said.

On Thursday morning, the chairmen of two Senate committees each sent letters to eight oil companies and top fossil fuel trade group the American Petroleum Institute.

The letters from Sheldon Whitehouse, the Senate budget committee chairman, and Ron Wyden, the Senate finance committee chair, accused the companies of engaging in a quid pro quo with Trump and requested additional details about the meeting.



Most Recent Related Stories...

A retired federal judge says Judge Cannon appears to show 'favoritism' toward Trump

Retired judge calls Cannon out for favoring Trump Judge Aileen Cannon, who is overseeing the classified documents case against former President Donald Trump, continues...

Democrat Khanna: Biden is ‘running out of time’ with young voters over Gaza war

Ro KhannaProgressive California Democrat Ro Khanna warned Sunday that Joe Biden is running out of time to...

Trump gets name of his doctor wrong as he challenges Biden to cognitive test

Cognitive genius forgets name of doctorDonald Trump has made a point in recent months of deriding his rival Joe Biden as...

Former White House staffer says Trump called for leaker to be executed

Trump wanted leaker to be executedFormer White House communications director Alyssa Farah Griffin has disclosed that Donald Trump repeatedly mused out...
America's # 1 Enemy
Tee Shirt
& Help Support!
TVNL Tee Shirt
Conserve our Planet
& Help Support!
Get your 9/11 & Media
Deception Dollars
& Help Support!
The Loaded Deck
The First & the Best!
The Media & Bush Admin Exposed!