ABC News Interviews Matthew Sanderson on Donald Trump's Options for Separating From His Businesses
Amid growing concerns about how Donald Trump can distance himself from his vast business enterprise, the president-elect tweeted that "legal documents are being crafted which take me completely out of business operations." Trump said he will elaborate on his plans at a press conference with his children on Dec. 15.
To separate himself from the business, “he could enact a ‘firewall’ policy that would prohibit him and his White House staff from discussing business matters with anyone running his former businesses and then keep his children out of any formal or informal adviser positions,” said Matthew Sanderson, a Republican lawyer with Caplin & Drysdale.
Also, the Trump Organization should “prohibit all its personnel from making any reference to the Administration in any sales pitches to prevent instances like the meetings that recently occurred at the Trump International Hotel in DC,” added Sanderson.
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Excerpt taken from the article “Donald Trump's Options for Separating From His Businesses” By Lauren Pearle for ABC News.