The Washington Post: Donald Trump’s conflict of interest problem isn’t going away


Meredith McGehee, a strategic adviser at the Campaign Legal Center, said Trump could also take a major step toward reducing conflicts by divesting his foreign interests — which he could ostensibly do even with his children in charge. But she said that a true blind trust is a must-have. (Trump's lawyer has described his children running his business as a “blind trust,” but it doesn't meet the definition.)

“We don't know if he in effect turns over operational control to his kids what those firewalls will look like,” she said. “There’s pretty widespread agreement that turning this over to his kids would not solve the conflict of interest problem.” She added: “The blind trust is really the key. Anything else, and he’s going to spend four years of his administration getting distracted by these accusations rather than policy.”

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