The Military Has Spent More Than $184,000 at Trump's Scottish Golf Club, House Democrats Say


Delaney Marsco, the legal counsel on ethics at the Campaign Legal Center, told Salon by email that "the issues surrounding Trump’s conflicts of interest are fairly unique and are a direct result of his failure to actually divest his businesses. Federal conflict of interest laws would require any other executive branch employee to divest from financial assets that may pose a conflict with their official duties. And although those laws do not apply to the president, every other modern president — both Republican and Democrat — has behaved as if they did and divested before entering office." She added, "The Air Force, for its part, has conceded that the military frequenting Trump’s property in Scotland can at least present the appearance of impropriety, which can undermine the public’s confidence in the integrity and impartiality of the government."

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