Bloomberg: USDA Nominee Perdue Is Cutting Business Ties But Keeping Real Estate


The agreement appears to allow Purdue to take actions as secretary having a direct effect on the new trusts that may benefit family members other than he and his wife, said Larry Noble, general counsel of the Campaign Legal Center, which advocates for stricter controls on money in politics.

“Without knowing what the new trust agreement provides, there is no assurance that steps will not be taken once he leaves office to allow him and his wife to directly benefit,” Noble said.

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