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Trump Conflicts of Interest May Violate Emoluments Clause

December 16, 2016

Bush and Obama Attorneys are warning that Emoluments Clause violations are unavoidable if President-elect Donald Trump does not divest of his assets and create a true blind trust prior to taking office. The memo is written by Richard Painter and Norman Eisen White House Ethics Czars from the Administrations of George W. Bush and Barack Obama and noted constitutional scholar Laurence Tribe.

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Trump Business Conflicts of Interest Are Very Real Regardless of What He Believes

November 23, 2016

Americans expect their President to be completely above reproach on ethics and transparency, and to put the business of the nation first. Donald Trump’s actions and rhetoric to date have been tone deaf to legitimate concerns raised about the myriad ways his business empire raises serious conflict of interest problems during the transition, as well as when he takes office. The President-elect has made a series of troubling statements stating that president cannot have conflicts of interest.

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Comments on President-Elect Donald Trump’s Conflicts of Interest

November 15, 2016

President-elect Donald Trump’s extensive and far-flung business interests make him unique in the history of the American presidency. Common Cause, a watchdog on behalf of open, honest and accountable government since our founding 46 years ago, is committed to keeping a close eye on how Mr. Trump and his administration answer the ethical questions raised by his awesome new responsibilities.

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