Trump's DC hotel posing ethical concerns, as delegations book their stay (Fox News)
Larry Noble, general counsel with the Campaign Legal Center, cited this kind of scenario as a problem.
“They are saying that of course we'll stay at the Trump hotel. We're going to see the president and when we see the president, we want to say you have a wonderful hotel there,” he told Fox News. “So he's really profiting from this. It really creates real conflicts of interest.”
“I think this is a really dangerous area and I think he's going to see it,” Noble said. “Hopefully he's going to see it, and they're just going to divest.”
This piece originally aired on Foc News on December 7, 2016. Watch it here.
Lawrence M. Noble is General Counsel of the Campaign Legal Center. Prior to joining the Campaign Legal Center, he served as President and CEO of Americans for Campaign Reform (ACR), practiced political law at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom, was Executive Director and General Counsel of the Center for Responsive Politics and served as the General Counsel of the Federal Election Commission for 13 years. He is also an Adjunct Professor at the George Washington University Law School, where he teaches Campaign Finance Law, and consults on campaign finance, ethics and lobbying issues.