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NEW VIDEO: Trump won’t address his conflicts of interest, so we’re doing it for him

WASHINGTON – Yesterday, Donald Trump was supposed to have a press conference to explain to the American people how he would address any conflicts of interest as president. He cancelled that press conference, leaving voters, the media, and electors in the Electoral College clueless about how he will deal with his conflicts of interest. It’s not just about Trump profiting…

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ICYMI: Trump ends 3 controversial overseas business deals, but…..

Yesterday, CNN’s Drew Griffin reported that Donald Trump ended three controversial business deals, including two projects in Brazil that are at the center of a corruption scandal and one in Azerbaijan that has been tied to corrupt government officials and even money laundering for the Iranian military. But Griffin pointed out that the President-elect still has DOZENS of existing foreign projects, including deals with…

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Here’s where we actually agree with Trump

We don’t often agree with President-elect Trump, but in this case we are happy to come to his defense.  Over the last several weeks, Trump thinks he has been the victim of a series of vicious and baseless accusations in the media that his real estate assets are too “vast” to easily divest from. They’re not. Trump confirmed today that he would be…

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Trump’s adult children cannot run the business and have a role in his administration

The DNC issued the following statement in response to reports that Donald Trump’s adult children have weighed in on cabinet appointments, discussed business on calls with foreign heads of state, and sat in on official meetings, all while Donald Trump maintains that they will control the family business once Trump becomes president: “This arrangement is so nakedly and obviously corrupt….

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He is using the presidency to line his own pockets

Despite campaigning on a promise to fight against self-enrichment and draining the swamp, Trump and his family have already used the election to benefit his business interests. The reality is that Trump’s financial dealings pose an unprecedented number of conflicts of interest. Even if Trump hands his business over to his children, it still wouldn’t be a blind trust and…

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Trump’s America: Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Profit

Donald Trump’s promises to “drain the swamp” should begin with his own shady business dealings. It’s been weeks since the election, and Trump hasn’t given us any signs that he will divest himself from his business interests. In fact, it appears the President-elect and his family have sought to profit off his new office– putting his company’s interest above the…

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When Personal Interests Trump The Nation’s

After campaigning on a promise to fight against self-enrichment in Washington and pledging to ‘drain the swamp,’ Donald Trump’s claim that “the president can’t have a conflict of interest” makes it even clearer that his personal interests will always come before the nation’s. From Scotland to India, Argentina and the Philippines, it’s nearly impossible to keep track of the potential…

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The Buzz: “Ethics Lawyers Would Strongly Disagree”: Trump’s “Nearly Nixonian” Answer on Business Conflicts to NYT Doesn’t Cut It

“Ethics Lawyers Would Strongly Disagree”: Trump’s “Nearly Nixonian” Answer on Business Conflicts to NYT Doesn’t Cut It Now we know why Reince Priebus wanted Donald Trump to cancel his NYT meeting yesterday. Trump was entirely unprepared to answer any questions, particularly about the conflicts of interest between the presidency and Trump’s businesses. The only answer Trump had was, well, ‘almost Nixonian,’ according to…

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Trump’s Latest Business Troubles

Donald Trump’s divisive rhetoric is hurting far more than his campaign. The Republican candidate’s divisive rhetoric and policies have taken a toll on his most prized asset, his brand. Americans are disgusted with Trump’s demeaning statements about women, immigrants and others. His new hotel in Washington has taken quite the hit. This morning, CNN’s Brian Todd discussed Trump’s latest business…

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DNC on Trump’s Failed Business Record

DNC National Press Secretary Mark Paustenbach issued the following statement ahead of Donald Trump’s press conference today at his new hotel in Washington, DC: “The more the American people learn about Donald Trump, the less they believe the smoke and mirrors fiction of his success story. Now consumers and business partners are running from the Trump name, hoping to avoid…

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