US ethics watchdog probes Trump's dinner with oil executives

The Guardian US May 15, 2024, 12:00 PM UTC

Summary: Watchdog group Crew is investigating Trump's Mar-a-Lago meeting with oil executives where he allegedly sought a $1bn campaign contribution in exchange for policy changes. House Democrats and Senator Whitehouse are also looking into the matter. Crew has a history of legal action against Trump. The fossil fuel industry donated $7.3m to Trump's campaign. Trump's actions may violate bribery laws. Offshore drilling and gas exports are at stake.

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