Washington Post Interviews Trevor Potter: Trump's Government Will Oversee His Businesses
“We are going into an inauguration in a completely unprecedented situation,” said Trevor Potter, who advised several GOP presidential campaigns and served as chair of the Federal Election Commission. “We face now . . . a president with a huge number of active business interests who has not taken steps to prevent government decisions concerning those interests from landing on his desk. This is a big step backwards.”
Potter and other ethics experts say it’s not too late for Trump to take additional steps to insulate himself from such conflicts.
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Excerpt taken from the article “Airplanes, Golf Courses, Trademarks and More: Trump’s Government Will Oversee His Businesses” by Rosalind S. Helderman, Drew Harwell and Tom Hamburger for The Washington Post.