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Donald Trump's plan will not eliminate his business conflicts of interest

Original story at Mother Jones• 18 mentions • 6 months ago

Mother Jones 6 months ago

 
At a long-awaited press conference Wednesday, Donald Trump outlined an extensive list of steps he plans to take to separate himself from his business interests. But he stopped short of the one thing that ethics experts agree he needs to do to eliminate conflicts of interest: divest his billions in assets and debts and place the proceeds in a blind trust. Standing in front of a large stack of papers and manila folders that he said represented agreements he has signed to separate himself from his businesses, Trump steadfastly insisted he did not have to take any measures to avoid ...
 
 
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02 Feb
Christopher Argyris @chrisargyris
RT @russchoma: So, his not-blind-trust isn't even a new trust. It's the trust he already had many of his assets in. https://t.co/FScr61UwW2
12 Jan
Sue ❄️ @AtlBlue2
"Mr. Trump's ill-advised course will precipitate scandal and corruption," says one ethics lawyer. https://t.co/Dqc4TAjTL3 via @MotherJones
12 Jan
Jeff Nascimento @jnascim
Donald Trump's plan will not eliminate his business conflicts of interest https://t.co/7v8HuZfQLG via @MotherJones https://t.co/rQhd0NItht
12 Jan
RiPPa @RippDemUp
RT @MotherJones: Donald Trump's plan will not eliminate his business conflicts of interest https://t.co/WEQTM9ycKt https://t.co/wTICTTuvFT
11 Jan
The Machine @hrhsar
RT @Lawsonbulk: Donald Trump's plan will not eliminate his business conflicts of interest https://t.co/H4uA2jZnX2 via @MotherJones
11 Jan
GStuedler @GStuedler
Donald Trump's plan will not eliminate his business conflicts of interest https://t.co/OLx8NE3Xgf
11 Jan
~Cindy+F+Solomon~ @cindyfsolomon
RT @MotherJones: Trump's Business Plan Won't Eliminate His Conflicts of Interest https://t.co/WEQTM9ycKt
11 Jan
Jaisal Noor @jaisalnoor
RT @DavidCornDC: Trump's Business Plan Won't Eliminate His Conflicts of Interest. https://t.co/cv1vJpgwAR
11 Jan
Eileen Choffnes @EileenChoffnes
RT @russchoma: 1/ Trump said a lot, but he didn’t say any of the things ethics experts said they want to hear: https://t.co/FScr62c8kC http…
11 Jan
Nigel Cameron @nigelcameron
RT @russchoma: 1/ Trump said a lot, but he didn’t say any of the things ethics experts said they want to hear: https://t.co/FScr62c8kC http…
11 Jan
David Corn @DavidCornDC
RT @russchoma: 1/ Trump said a lot, but he didn’t say any of the things ethics experts said they want to hear: https://t.co/FScr62c8kC http…
11 Jan
Global Issues Web @globalissuesweb
Trump's Business Plan Won't Eliminate His Conflicts of Interest https://t.co/GxWVQ0JvvY https://t.co/qfyIDyR2Oq
11 Jan
Karen Palmer @KPalmer433
RT @jilevin: Trump's Business Plan Won't Eliminate His Conflicts of Interest https://t.co/quHrQRNSs7 https://t.co/G6sS9Vyr4z
11 Jan
Robert Loerzel @robertloerzel
RT @jilevin: Trump's Business Plan Won't Eliminate His Conflicts of Interest https://t.co/quHrQRNSs7 https://t.co/G6sS9Vyr4z
11 Jan
🗽Jeffrey Levin 🗽 @jilevin
Trump's Business Plan Won't Eliminate His Conflicts of Interest https://t.co/quHrQRNSs7 https://t.co/G6sS9Vyr4z
11 Jan
joshua epstein🏳️‍🌈 @thejoshuablog
Via @MotherJones: Trump's Business Plan Won't Eliminate His Conflicts of Interest https://t.co/ILf333XWWy | #p2… https://t.co/iaQ7ayp9a5
11 Jan
Mother Jones @MotherJones
Trump's Business Plan Won't Eliminate His Conflicts of Interest https://t.co/WEQTM9ycKt
11 Jan
Aaron Wiener @aaronwiener
Ethics lawyer on Trump's new business plan: "Mr. Trump's ill-advised course will precipitate scandal and corruption" https://t.co/veKlFPtW6i