Government Ethics Office Says Trump Should Divest Himself Of His Businesses : NPR

http://www.npr.org/2016/12/13/505476925/government-ethics-office-says-trump-should-divest-himself-of-his-businesses

“Transferring operational control of a company to one’s children would not constitute the establishment of a qualified blind trust, nor would it eliminate conflicts of interest” under federal statutes governing conflicts of interest, said the letter, written by OGE Director Walter M. Shaub, Jr.

The letter was written in response to questions from Democratic Sen. Tom Carper of Delaware, ranking member of the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, who wrote:

“The full extent of his financial interests remains unclear, in part because he was the first presidential candidate in modern history to decline to release his tax returns to the American public. 

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