TBA Law Blog

Posted by: Stacey Shrader Joslin on Nov 22, 2016

The Washington Post has prepared a list of President-elect Donald Trump’s global business dealings with respect to potential conflicts of interest as well as potential targets for attacks. At least 111 Trump companies have done business in 18 countries and territories across South America, Asia and the Middle East, the paper reports. There is no law that specifically requires a commander in chief to remove himself from his business interests, but presidents traditionally put their assets in a “blind trust” to avoid problems. So far, Trump has refused calls to sell or turn over his business interests to an independent manager.