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    Trump separating from business to avoid conflict concerns: lawyer /Link

    U.S. President-elect Donald Trump speaks during a news conference in the lobby of Trump Tower in Manhattan, New York CityBy Steve Holland WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President-elect Donald Trump is separating himself from his far-flung global business empire by transferring all assets into a trust and putting his two sons in charge, a Trump lawyer said on Wednesday. Along with plans to hire an ethics adviser, Trump is taking the steps to avoid inevitable questions about a potential conflict of interest between his businesses and the office of the presidency, although his lawyer insisted he was not required to take them. Republican Trump, who is to be sworn in on Jan. 20, has been under pressure to take these steps before he moves into the White House.

    Published on 11 Jan 2017 at 05:34PM

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