KCUR: For Trump Presidency, Old Ethics Laws Meets New Money-Making Methods

Peter Overby
Dec 27, 2016
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CLC's Larry Noble speaks with NPR's Peter Overby regarding ethics laws. 

"He's still subject to bribery laws, he's subject to the STOCK Act, which prohibits insider trading," says Larry Noble, general counsel for the Campaign Legal Center, which supports anti-corruption laws.

What doesn't apply to presidents is the federal conflict-of-interest law. So for example, Trump can own a golf resort while he also shapes the tax, environmental and labor laws that could affect his golf profits.

Noble says Trump could follow the example of other presidents and voluntarily put his holdings into a blind trust. On Fox News earlier this month, Trump said he would give control of his holdings to his children, but that's a less-than-blind arrangement.

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