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Donald Trump Says Sons ‘Plus Executives’ Will Run Business Operations

December 13, 2016, The Wall Street Journal

Robert Kelner is quoted by The Wall Street Journal in an article regarding Donald Trump’s Twitter posts announcing that his sons and executives will run his business operations during his time in the White House. According to Kelner, the Office of Government Ethics is an executive agency that can interpret and apply conflict-of-interest laws to many executive-branch employees, including cabinet officials, but not the president and vice president. “There is no requirement that the president-elect divest himself of his assets,” he says. “It’s clear that OGE would prefer him to do so, but they have absolutely no authority to require him to do so.”

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