Jim Zarroli

Jim Zarroli appears in the following:

Trump's Conflicts Could Undercut Global Efforts To Fight Corruption, Critics Say

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

The global fight against government corruption has often been led by the U.S., but those in the movement's trenches worry that signals being sent by the Trump administration could undercut the effort.

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Conway Should Be Investigated For Plugging Ivanka Trump Products, Ethics Agency Says

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

The president's senior adviser appeared on TV last week and urged shoppers to buy the president's daughter's line of clothes, jewelry and shoes, after Nordstrom decided to drop it.

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Trump's Presidency Takes Toll On His Daughter's Brand

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Trump-branded products may continue to see lower sales as growing consumer boycotts prompt U.S. retailers to back away from the items. The Wall Street Journal reports sales of Ivanka Trump's fashion line tumbled at Nordstrom, according to internal documents. Now Nordstrom has dropped the products. Ethics experts worry that plunging U.S. retail sales may feed Trump's need to expand overseas, creating new conflicts of interest.

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The Week Of Blurred Lines Between President Trump And Businessman Trump

Sunday, February 12, 2017

In the past week, Trump adviser Kellyanne Conway used a news interview to encourage people to buy Ivanka Trump products, and President Trump hosted Japan's Shinzo Abe at his Mar-a-Lago resort.

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Kellyanne Conway Tells Americans To Buy Ivanka Trump's Products

Thursday, February 09, 2017

Her comments appear to violate ethics rules barring federal employees from seeking to profit from their positions. White House press secretary Sean Spicer said later that Conway had been "counseled."

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Defense Department Renting At Trump Tower Is Another Step Into Ethical Murk

Thursday, February 09, 2017

The Department of Defense needs space for its people and equipment whenever Trump goes home to his Manhattan penthouse. The move has precedent, but likely will be far costlier than previous rentals.

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Pentagon's Interest In Leasing Trump Tower Space Presents Conflict

Wednesday, February 08, 2017

The Pentagon said Wednesday it is interested in leasing space in Trump Tower, the 68-story skyscraper in New York where President Trump lives when he's not in the White House. Ethics experts say that would create a conflict of interest. As president, Trump can tell the Secret Service and Defense Department to rent space in Trump Tower, but as the owner of the trust that manages the building, he can reap a profit.

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Trump's Role As President May Be Boosting His Brand's Reputation

Wednesday, February 08, 2017

President Trump has one type of approval rating — the one that voters gave him. But as a businessman, he also has a brand reputation. It has been rising as his presidency brings more attention to it.

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Trump's Campaign Paid Millions To His Own Properties, FEC Documents Say

Friday, February 03, 2017

Now that he's declared his campaign for re-election, President Trump can continue to funnel money into his own businesses, but the payments will also face more scrutiny.

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Trump Political Advisers Now Raising Money For His 'America First' Agenda

Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Aides from the president's campaign are working with a group that will not have to reveal donors. Contributors will fund efforts to promote his goals without revealing their role.

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Tech Executives Fiercely Criticize Trump Immigration Order

Sunday, January 29, 2017

Leaders in the U.S. tech sector say President Trump's executive order banning immigrants from some Muslim-majority countries will sow confusion in their businesses and undercut its growing diversity.

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How Does Trump's Immigration Freeze Square With His Business Interests?

Saturday, January 28, 2017

The executive action targets seven majority-Muslim countries, but not six others where the president's private businesses are engaged.

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Can Groups Sue Over Trump's Business Conflicts Even If They Weren't Harmed?

Thursday, January 26, 2017

Many groups are raising questions about President Trump's conflicts of interest, but do they have the "standing" to challenge him in court? Some legal experts say Trump's business competitors might.

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After Inauguration Day, Conflicts Of Interest Continue To Plague Trump

Monday, January 23, 2017

As the new Trump administration begins, NPR takes a look at what conflicts of interest the new president has cleared up and what remains to be done.

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Ethics Experts File Lawsuit Saying Trump's Overseas Interests Violate Constitution

Monday, January 23, 2017

The group filing the suit says it is asking a federal court "to stop President Trump from violating the Constitution by illegally receiving payments from foreign governments."

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Trump Has Yet To Sever Ties With Businesses, Despite Promises, Report Says

Sunday, January 22, 2017

Trump had said he would surrender control to two of his sons by Friday, but ProPublica says there is no sign he has done so.

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Trump Aide Says He Won't Release Tax Returns, Claiming Most People Don't Care

Sunday, January 22, 2017

Kellyanne Conway also pushes back hard against claims that the administration misrepresented the size of the crowd at Friday's inauguration.

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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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