“We are going into an inauguration in a completely unprecedented situation,” said Trevor Potter, who advised several GOP presidential campaigns and served as chair of the Federal Election Commission. “We face now . . . a president with a huge number of active business interests who has not taken steps to prevent government decisions concerning those interests from landing on his desk. This is a big step backwards.”
Potter and other ethics experts say it’s not too late for Trump to take additional steps to insulate himself from such conflicts.
Mr. Potter also heads the Political Law Group at Caplin & Drysdale.
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Excerpt taken from the article “Airplanes, Golf Courses, Trademarks and More: Trump’s Government Will Oversee His Businesses” by Rosalind S. Helderman, Drew Harwell and Tom Hamburger for The Washington Post.