Matthew Sanderson Comments in New York Times on Trump's Plans for Resolving Business Conflicts
President-elect Donald J. Trump said Wednesday that he would place his vast business empire in a trust controlled by his two oldest sons and take other steps in an attempt to remove any suggestion of a conflict of interest with his decisions as president. But he said he would not sell his holdings.
Hours later, the government’s top ethics monitor said the plan was wholly inadequate and would leave the president vulnerable to “suspicions of corruption.”
“If you don’t have a real firewall, outsiders will view doing business with the Trump Organization as a way to gain access to the administration or to influence it,” said Matthew T. Sanderson, a Washington lawyer who worked on the Republican presidential campaigns of John McCain, Rand Paul and Rick Perry. Mr. Sanderson is also a senior member of Caplin & Drysdale’s Political Law Group.
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Excerpt taken from the article “Trump’s Plans on Businesses May Fall Short” by Susanne Craig and Eric Lipton for The New York Times.