If you are following the details about the Trump administration investigations, observe that part of the conflicts of interest is about oil. Michael Flynn was allegedly engaged in a $100 billion oil deal involving the Russians and Saudi Arabia, something that he omitted from his security clearance application. Do you believe that Donald Trump had nothing to do with that?
Jarred Kushner, the President's son-in-law, and go-to advisor had meetings with a Russian banker with close ties to Putin. The Trump boys have engaged in business deals with Russians in the past. In fact, at one point in the Donald Trump history, there are questions about the Russians might have bailed him out of financial ruin. That may prove to be a dark case of conflict of interest.
Meanwhile, Trump's environmental policy is a reversal from Obama's and is an assault on the environment. It is influenced by the Koch Brother's among other old fossil doners.
News today is about the war for oil in Syria.
"In Syria, the World’s War … and a Mad Scramble
Russia. The United States. Iran. Nations of the Middle East. The Syrian government. And a ragtag bunch of rebel groups. Together they have made Syria a theater for world power politics. On Monday, tensions between the U.S. and Russia escalated. The Russian government warned that its forces would target U.S. warplanes flying in a conflict zone of Syria after an American fighter shot down a jet belonging to Syria’s government, Russia’s ally. Iran added to the volatility when it launched its first missile strikes on Syria on Sunday. One expert said it was part of the scramble for Syria’s eastern provinces, which hold much of the country’s oil and gas wealth."
Davan Maharaj, editor-in-chief of the Los Angeles Times