Jim Zarroli

Jim Zarroli appears in the following:

As Trump Takes Office, He Still Faces Questions About Conflicts Of Interest

Friday, January 20, 2017

The president-elect has settled some of the legal and regulatory disputes he's embroiled in, but critics say his actions don't go far enough.

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Unclear Role Of Trump's Special Advisers Has Some Concerned

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

President-elect Donald Trump has named some well known figures as special advisers. But it's still unclear as to what that title might mean and what extent of power these positions might hold.

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Trump's Picks For Special Advisers Present Potential Ethical Issues

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

President-elect Trump has named two businessmen as special advisers: Wall Street legend Carl Icahn and former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani. Icahn will advise the White House on regulatory reform and Giuliani on cybersecurity. But Icahn makes billions through Wall Street trading, and Giuliani makes millions from his security consulting firm, which presents some potential ethical issues.

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Trump Relatives' Potential White House Roles Could Test Anti-Nepotism Law

Thursday, January 05, 2017

Donald Trump has suggested he may give his daughter and son-in-law a role in his administration. A law bars presidents from hiring family, but a court ruled it doesn't apply to White House staff jobs.

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Prominent Trump Backers Sign Letter Pushing To End Conflicts Of Interest

Tuesday, January 03, 2017

President-elect Donald Trump hasn't done enough to separate his role as president from his role as businessman, several high-profile conservatives and others wrote in an open, bipartisan letter.

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Ethics Expert: Trump's Efforts To Address Conflicts Are 'Baby Steps'

Monday, January 02, 2017

Norm Eisen, a former ethics adviser to President Obama, says the president-elect needs to divest, but Trump himself has remained steadfast that his potential business conflicts are "no big deal."

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As President, Trump Will Appoint Labor Board That Regulates His Hotels

Thursday, December 22, 2016

He'll soon get to name members of the National Labor Relations Board, the agency that hears disputes involving his businesses. "We have never seen a situation like this," a former NLRB chief says.

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Trump's Businesses Could Be Tripped Up By A 2012 Insider Trading Law

Thursday, December 22, 2016

The STOCK Act bars presidents and members of Congress from trading securities based on the kind of insider information they routinely have access to.

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Trump Lashes Out At 'Vanity Fair,' One Day After It Lambastes His Restaurant

Thursday, December 15, 2016

The president-elect has had a long-running feud with the magazine's editor, who once termed him a "short-fingered vulgarian."

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Trump Tower's Newest Tenants Likely To Be The Secret Service

Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Donald Trump says he wants his wife and son to continue living in Trump Tower after he is sworn in, at least at first. That could end up costing taxpayers a lot of money.

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Government Ethics Office Says Trump Should Divest Himself Of His Businesses

Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Turning over Trump's business empire to his grown children to run wouldn't resolve the conflicts of his interest his presidency faces, U.S. officials say.

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Trump Says He Won't Sell His Businesses To Address Conflicts Of Interest

Sunday, December 11, 2016

Instead, the president-elect again says he will allow his grown children to run his vast network of companies, and won't have anything to do with day-to-day operations.

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Poll: Trump Needs To Choose Between Presidency And His Business

Friday, December 09, 2016

Two-thirds of Americans think Trump must avoid a conflict of interest, according to a Bloomberg poll. But only a slight majority are confident he'll put the country's interests ahead of his own.

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When It Comes To Wealthy Leaders, World Abounds With Cautionary Tales

Tuesday, December 06, 2016

Other countries have elected wealthy businessmen for the same reason Donald Trump won: People think they're so rich, they must be incorruptible. But in many cases, corruption and cronyism followed.

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Trump Says He Will Leave Business To Fully Focus On Presidency

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

President-elect Trump tweeted Wednesday morning that he is drafting "legal documents...[to] take me completely out of business operations." He said he will hold a press conference in two weeks with his children to explain it. Many ethics experts say he would need to liquidate all of his holdings and sell them to non-family members to avoid conflicts. At this point, his plans are unclear.

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Trump Taps Billionaire Investor Wilbur Ross For Commerce Secretary

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Wilbur Ross Jr. is a donor and longtime associate of Trump's. Ross has grown rich by buying troubled companies and restructuring them with layoffs and budget cuts.

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Trump Foundation's Tax Returns Reportedly Acknowledge Violating IRS Rule

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

The foundation has been accused of "self-dealing" by using its funds to pay off debts that Donald Trump incurred in his business dealings.

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Trump Denies He Sought Business Favor From Argentina's President

Monday, November 21, 2016

A report from one of the country's best-known journalists says President-elect Donald Trump asked President Mauricio Macri for help with permits at a construction project in Buenos Aires.

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President-Elect Trump Continues To Blur Line Between Business And Politics

Monday, November 21, 2016

President-elect Donald Trump apparently plans to preside over an administration where there will be few, if any, barriers between him and his considerable business interests.

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Trump Has Faced Many Lawsuits. Will Litigation Influence His Presidency?

Monday, November 21, 2016

Donald Trump settled a class-action suit last week by Trump University customers, but several other pending cases could distract him after he takes office, analysts say.

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