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How Trump's Murky Foreign Business Interests Harm America

Congress can't tell whether the president-elect is pursuing the good of his country, or augmenting the wealth of his family.
Source: Shannon Stapleton / Reuters

President-elect Donald Trump opposes probing whether Russia meddled in the 2016 election. He triggered a risky conflict with China over the status of Taiwan. He chose Gary Cohn, president of Goldman Sachs, to lead the National Economic Council, and Steven Mnuchin, a Goldman Sachs partner, as treasury secretary. Were these high-stakes decisions made to benefit the public’s interests ... or his own?

Citizens cannot properly evaluate that proposition, to know whether Trump is advocating on behalf of America or acting to safeguard his family’s global business holdings, because the president-elect still refuses to release his tax returns.

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