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Will Trump Play By The Rules?

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    Old_Trapper70 Well-Known Member

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    So far the answer is no. In this criteria established by three experts in the area of ethics Trump gets an "F" in all five categories:

    http://www.politico.com/magazine/story/2017/01/trump-business-ethics-eisen-painter-tribe-214619

    5 Ways You’ll Know if Trump Is Playing by the Rules
    Here’s what to watch for when the president-elect unveils his new business plans.

    By Norman Eisen, Richard W. Painter and Laurence H. Tribe

    January 10, 2017


    Never in American history has a president-elect posed more conflict-of-interest and foreign-entanglement questions than Donald J. Trump. Trump, the owner of a large real estate and licensing business with holdings around the world, has promised that on January 11, less than two weeks before he takes office, he will announce his plan to separate himself from his businesses. After repeatedly hesitating and delaying, will he finally do the right thing? Here are five key questions we must ask to evaluate whether the plan truly mitigates the risk of corruption and scandal.

    1. Does Trump make a clean break from ownership of his businesses, not just from operations?

    2. Does Trump divest into a true blind trust?

    3. Does Trump use a truly independent trustee, not a family member?

    4. Are all Emoluments Clause issues resolved?

    5. Is a strong ethics wall put in place for both the administration and the business?
     
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