By any stretch of the imagination, the secrecy that Donald Trump has created around his finances is unprecedented for a U.S. President.
But an investigation by the Wall Street Journal today sheds light on some of the web of secrecy Trump has woven around his affairs.
To take one example, this is how Donald Trump owns a helicopter:
President-elect Donald Trump owns a helicopter in Scotland.
To be more precise, he has a revocable trust that owns 99% of a Delaware limited liability company that owns 99% of another Delaware LLC that owns a Scottish limited company that owns another Scottish company that owns the 26-year-old Sikorsky S-76B helicopter, emblazoned with a red “TRUMP” on the side of its fuselage.
Trump also owns two luxury golf courses in Scotland.
He is pushing Nigel Farage and UKIP to campaign against wind-power so the view from his courses isn’t spoilt.
The WSJ says that Trump’s unwillingness to release financial records makes it “impossible” to gauge the “full extent of potential conflicts” between his business interests and the office.
If this carries on its likely the Democrats will look to impeach him early on