Watchdog Groups Blast Trump Refusal to Divest (Bloomberg BNA)


Trevor Potter, an attorney specializing in election and ethics law who heads the nonprofit Campaign Legal Center said in a statement that it was “not unique for a president-elect with private business interests to need to take steps to avoid conflicts of interest, such as selling those interests and creating blind trusts.”

Trump’s situation was only unique because “thinks he is above the laws and traditions his predecessors followed out of an abundance of caution—to avoid even the appearance of a potential conflict,” said Potter, who served as counsel to Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) during McCain’s 2008 presidential campaign.

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