Political ethics

Trump has taken few steps to disentangle from private empire

By JULIE BYKOWICZ and CHAD DAY President-elect Donald Trump pledged to step away from his family-owned international real estate development, property management and licensing business before taking office Jan. 20. With less than two weeks until his inauguration, he hasn’t stepped very far. Trump has canceled a handful of international deals and dissolved a few …

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Trump uses Assange to cast doubt on US intel case on hacking

By STEVE PEOPLES and LAURIE KELLMAN President-elect Donald Trump is using WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange to cast doubt on the U.S. intelligence community’s case that Russia was behind hacking of the Democratic National Committee ahead of the 2016 election. And he’s suggesting that the DNC is to blame for the hacking of its computers and …

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Trump: Executives will run business empire with his children

By KEN THOMAS President-elect Donald Trump said in an interview Sunday that his executives would run his business empire alongside his children, pushing back against charges that his vast real estate holdings would pose a conflict of interest for him in the White House. Trump has said he will leave day-to-day control of his business …

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