Associated Press Quotes Matthew Sanderson: Trump's Scottish Resort to Expand, Raising Ethics Concerns
President Donald Trump's company is planning a major expansion of one of its golf resorts in Britain that would include the construction and sale of 500 homes fetching as much as several million dollars each, raising possible conflict-of-interest issues as his administration faces tricky trade negotiations with the country.
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Matthew Sanderson, a former legal adviser to several Republican presidential campaigns, said the move shows the "flimsiness" of Trump's pledge [to] take steps to avoid profiting from the presidency.
"Whenever a property is expanded or changed or upgraded, it raises questions of financing partners and approvals by local government," said Sanderson, a lawyer at Caplin & Drysdale. "It's not just a real estate deal when it's the president of the United States."
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Excerpt taken from the article “Trump's Scottish Resort to Expand, Raising Ethics Concerns” by Bernard Condon for the Associated Press.