The Washington Post: The family tie that could make whatever Trump does to Obamacare awkward


“It’s not unusual for the relatives of either the president or his family or other senior administration officials and cabinet secretaries to have business interests,” said Trevor Potter, president of the Campaign Legal Center and a former chairman of the Federal Election Commission. “There are conflict-of-interest rules in place to ensure that those individuals do not take advantage of those relationships in an improper way. ... Normally, once an administration is up and running, the White House counsel and the ethics people would make sure that any contacts were carefully thought through and screened, so as not to present the appearance of improper access or influence.”

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