POLITICO Quotes Matthew Sanderson: One Way Trump Could Address His Trouble with Conflicts of Interest
While a chorus of ethics experts are calling on Trump to sell his businesses entirely, he has intermediate options.
For properties Trump doesn’t own but that pay him to use his name, he could renegotiate the licensing agreements as flat fees regardless of how the projects fare. That would remove any upside for Trump if he took actions that benefited those properties, said Matthew T. Sanderson, a political law expert at the firm Caplin & Drysdale.
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Excerpt taken from the article “10 Ways Trump Could Address His Trouble with Conflicts of Interest” by Isaac Arnsdorf and Darren Samuelsohn for POLITICO.