The president-elect’s ethics plan relies entirely on the good faith of his company and family. It does nothing to prevent him from profiting off the presidency, ethics experts said Wednesday. “Having Trump’s adult children lead the operational control of his business, while he still retains full ownership, is not an acceptable solution,” Trevor Potter, president of the Campaign Legal Center and a former campaign lawyer to John McCain, said in a statement. He added: “His decision has created a direct path by which U.S. and foreign interests, including foreign governments, can exert influence over him through his companies or holdings.”
Mr. Potter also heads the Political Law Group at Caplin & Drysdale.
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Excerpt taken from the article “Trump Asks Public for Blind Trust” by Isaac Arnsdorf for POLITICO.