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FOIA request for Trump's Emoluments conflicts of interest

We filed our first Freedom of Information Act request of the Trump Era, seeking documents relating President Trump's conflicts of interest relating to his business connections. When Trump took the oath of office, he didn't take the steps necessary to ensure that he and his family's business interests comply with the Constitution. Freedom of information requests are our democracy's X-ray and they will be vitally important to expose and curb the abuses of a president who believes the rules don't apply to him and his family.

The sheer number of potential ethical issues facing our new president is sobering. Bipartisan ethics experts have raised alarm bells about Trump's many business interests across the globe. He's reportedly in millions of dollars in debt to foreign countries or entities, including China. He faces mounds of civil lawsuits, with more on the way. Indeed, some have even argued that upon taking the oath of office, the new president is already violating the Emoluments Clause.

Source: ACLU 2017 voting recommendation on Emoluments Clause , Jan 19, 2017

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