Contagious Conflict of Interest

Wed, 2017/01/18 - 1:51pm | Your editor
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The Trump team seems pretty disunited to me with one exception—contagious conflict of interest seems to mark the selected Administration nominees. I wrote yesterday based on Bloomberg articles about Anthony Scaramucci of Skybridge Capital who in Davos engaged in deal talk with a banned Russian sovereign wealth fund. I am relieved to report that Mr Scaramucci has now opted to exit the hedge fund he founded although it will take about 3 months. Better late than never.

But other conflicts of interest among the nominees which were not as flagrant do not appear to have resulted in similar divestitures. This creates a dangerous precedent not only for future Republicans taking government jobs but also for Democrat who do.

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