(Photo: Pool/Getty Images)At a press conference before he took office, then-President-Elect Donald Trump said he had signed paperwork “turning over complete and total control” of his business empire to his sons.
Andrew Caballero-Reynolds/AFP/Getty Images Mike Roman, a longtime Republican opposition researcher who worked for billionaire brothers Charles and David Koch before joining the Trump campaign, is now the White House’s director of special projects and research. He is one of a half-dozen unannounced hires the White House has made since President Trump took office.
At a press conference before he took office, then-President-elect said he had signed paperwork “turning over complete and total control” of his business empire to his sons. His lawyer said the more than 400 businesses would be placed in a trust by Inauguration Day. Now, nearly 100 days later, he’s nearly fulfilled this promise. President Trump and his daughter, Ivanka, are closing in on removing their names from the one business where they are still listed as managers on state filings.