The Huffington Post
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Voice Of America
5 days
“It’s a monumental task to constantly run this down,’’ Carvell said. “Even if the company is trying its hardest and making its very best effort, it will be difficult to fulfill that goal.’’ Through a spokeswoman at her firm, Morgan, Lewis & Bockius, Dillon declined to answer questions about the foreign donations pledge, and representatives of the Trump Organization did not return requests for comment. Tradition, not law U.S. presidents are not subject to the conflict of interest laws that their own appointees must follow, but until now they have followed them anyway to set an example. Trump is blazing a different trail by refusing to give up a financial interest in his company while turning over the reins to his adult sons and a senior executive. The policy is crafted to address the argument that Trump’s business may not break conflict-of-interest law but does violate the U.
Politico
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Trump’s lawyer who worked on the plan, Sheri Dillon with the firm Morgan Lewis, did not specify who the trust’s beneficiary is, or whether Trump still technically owns the assets in the trust, or whether he can retake the holdings when he leaves office. But it’s clear that Trump is maintaining a financial interest in the Trump Organization, which means he could still enrich himself through official actions that benefit the company. “This is not a blind trust — it’s not even close,” Shaub said. “The only thing it has in common with a blind trust is the labeltrust.’” Trump’s plan does nothing to prevent him from profiting off the presidency, ethics experts said Wednesday. “Having Trump’s adult children lead the operational control of his business, while he still retains full ownership, is not an acceptable solution,” Trevor Potter, president of the Campaign Legal Center and a former campaign lawyer to John McCain, said in a statement.
The Huffington Post
6 days
It suggests sordid chaos at the highest levels. It feels like end-state, social decay, late-stage-empire stuff. It's Caligula-in-the-corner-office stuff. But there's something more important going on, and you don't need unsourced reports to see it. It was hiding in plain sight when, in a bizarre intermezzo, Trump interrupted his own press conference for a legal presentation from the Washington law firm of Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP. People joked about attorney Sheri Dillon's flat affect and boring speaking style. But it was Dillon, not Trump, who provided the day's biggest shock. If her dullness of tone helped camouflage it, that may not have been an accident. It was Dillon who outlined Trump's plan for managing his businesses while he's in the Oval Office. If that plan doesn't amount to premeditated corruption, it certainly paves the way for it.
TYT YouTube
6 days
Donald Trump is refusing to fully divest from his companies. Ana Kasparian and John Iadarola, hosts of The Young Turks, break down Trump’s many conflicts of interest. Tell us what you think in the comment section below. https://www.tytnetwork.com/go “Donald Trump has outlined how he will aim to avoid any conflicts of interest when he steps into the White House. His lawyer, Sheri Dillon of Morgan Lewis, told reporters that he will resign from the Trump Organisation and hand over management to his sons, Don Jr and Eric. His daughter, Ivanka Trump, will also resign from the family company and move with her husband, Jared Kushner, and her children to Washington DC. The Trump Organisation will not carry out any foreign deals, the lawyer said, and for any new transactions, his sons will ask for written approval from an ethics adviser.” Read more here: http://www.
The Sun Daily - World News
6 days
"My two sons, who are right here, Don and Eric, are going to be running the company," the president-elect told a news conference in New York. "They're not going to discuss it with me," he added. Don Jr, 38, and Eric, 32, are Trump's eldest sons from his first marriage and are currently, with their sister Ivanka, executive vice presidents in the Trump Organisation. Trump said manila files covering a table next to the lectern were the signed documents "turning over complete and total control to my sons", before handing the stage to his lawyer, a Washington law firm partner. The attorney, Sheri Dillon, defended the plan saying it would "completely isolate" Trump from the management of his business during his presidency and that no new foreign deals "whatsoever" would be made during his time in the White House. 'Not feasible' All pending deals – more than 30 – were cancelled, causing a "financial loss of millions of dollars" to Trump and his children, said Dillon, a partner in the firm Morgan, Lewis & Bockius.
Voice Of America
6 days
Trump's plans An outside attorney for Trump, Sherri Dillon of firm Morgan Lewis & Bockius, said Tuesday that Trump plans to have his companiesoperations directed by his two sons, but they would pursue new deals only in the U.S., not abroad. Additionally, Dillon said, Trump would put his business assets in a trust but would hand over management of his international real estate firms to a management company based in New York. Shaub said during a rare appearance at the Brookings Institution that he was “especially troubled” by Dillon’s comment that Trump’s liquid assets from stock and investment sales he made in recent months before the presidential election would be placed in a “diversified portfolio of assetsapproved by the OGE. “No one has ever talked to us about the idea, and there’s no legal mechanism to do that,” Shaub said. He added that the only OGE-approved method is the government-qualified blind trust set by the Ethics in Government Act.
Slate
6 days
When President-elect Donald Trump emerged Wednesday for his first press conference in almost six months, he did not come alone. The table next to Trump’s lectern groaned with stacks of manila folders. These were “some of the many documents,” Trump explained, “that I’ve signed turning over complete and total control [of the Trump Organization] to my sons.” Those many documents—which were hidden from view by their protective manila armor—were accompanied by a lawyer, Sheri A. Dillon , of the Washington firm Morgan, Lewis Bockius ( recent winner of the Russia Law Firm of the Year award ) who spoke in a measured drone that seemed designed to hypnotize viewers into thinking that Trump’s decision not to divest himself completely from his business interests would make America great again.
Politico
6 days
Trump’s team has been scrambling since the election to address its conflicts, relying on a team of lawyers that includes incoming White House general counsel Don McGahn, former Ronald Reagan and George W. Bush counsel Fred Fielding, as well as attorneys from Morgan, Lewis Bockius. Since the election, the lines have often been murky. Trump has said publicly it is not difficult to separate his business empire from the presidency, but aides and advisers have noted the process has taken so long because it is so difficult. His sons have traveled across the country and world to analyze the new properties. “I think they will largely be just holding the fort down,” one person close to Trump said. Eric Trump is expected to have particular power in the businesses, two people close to the transition say. The Trump Organization also has dropped pending or in-progress projects in Argentina, Azerbaijan, Brazil, Georgia, India and Saudi Arabia.
Ruptly TV
6 days
US President-elect Donald Trump announced that he will be handing over control of his business empire to his two sons, Donald Jr and Eric, at a press conference in New York on Wednesday. Trump announced that lawyer Sheri Dillon and a team the firm Morgan Lewis are currently working on a framework to ensure that there are no conflicts of interest. "I understand they don't want presidents getting tangled up in minutia; they want a president to run the country", Trump said, but added that he could run continue to run his business if he wanted to. Video ID: 20170111 032 Video on Demand: http://www.ruptly.tv Contact: cd@ruptly.tv Twitter: http://twitter.com/Ruptly Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/Ruptly
Politico
6 days
Trump’s team has been scrambling since the election to address its conflicts, relying on a team of lawyers that includes incoming White House general counsel Don McGahn, former Ronald Reagan and George W. Bush counsel Fred Fielding, as well as attorneys from Morgan, Lewis Bockius. Since the election, the lines have often been murky. Trump has said publicly it is not difficult to separate his business empire from the presidency, but aides and advisers have noted the process has taken so long because it is so difficult. His sons have traveled across the country and world to analyze the new properties. “I think they will largely be just holding the fort down,” one person close to Trump said. Eric Trump is expected to have particular power in the businesses, two people close to the transition say. The Trump Organization also has dropped pending or in-progress projects in Argentina, Azerbaijan, Brazil, Georgia, India and Saudi Arabia.
Breitbart News
6 days
Wednesday, President-elect Donald Trump addressed reporters at a press conference from Trump Tower in New York City. Transcript as follows: SPICER: Morning. Thanks for being here (ph). (inaudible) days away from the inauguration of the next president and vice president of the United States. Its an opportunity to be here today to allow the president-elect to take your questions. After the president-elect makes some remarks, he will introduce Ms. Sheri Dillon, a prominent attorney in Washington, D.C. with the prestigious form of Morgan Lewis who will who structured the agreements pursuant to the presidents business arrangements and she will give brief remarks. Before we start, I want to bring your attention to a few points on the report that was published in BuzzFeed last night. Its frankly outrageous and highly irresponsible for a left-wing blog that was openly hostile to the president-elects campaign to drop highly salacious and flat out false information on the internet just days before he takes the oath of office.
TIME - Top Stories
6 days
Donald Trump's team addressed concerns about his potential conflicts of interest on Wednesday by saying he would donate all money spent by foreign governments on bills at his hotels to the U.S. Treasury. Sheri Dillon, an attorney with Morgan Lewis who has worked with the Trump team to structure his new business arrangements , said that the Emoluments Clause in the U.S. Constitution did not apply to hotel bills, but he would take steps anyway to avoid profiting from any foreign officials choosing to book rooms in his hotels. He is going to voluntarily donate all profits from foreign government payments made to his hotels to the U.S. Treasury, she said. This way it is the American people who profit. The Emoluments Clause specifies that no Person holding any Office of Profit or Trust under them, shall, without the Consent of the Congress, accept of any present, Emolument, Office, or Title, of any kind whatever, from any King, Prince, or foreign State.
ABC News - Politics
6 days
TIME - Top Stories
6 days
President-elect Donald Trump held his first press conference since July, addressing plans for his upcoming Administration, reports about ties to Russia and his plans for addressing conflicts of interest with his business. Along with Trump, Vice President-elect Mike Pence, press secretary Sean Spicer and Morgan Lewis attorney Sheri Dillon spoke at the event. Below is a running transcript of the event. SPICER: Morning. Thanks for being here (ph). (inaudible) days away from the inauguration of the next president and vice president of the United States. It's an opportunity to be here today to allow the president-elect to take your questions. After the president-elect makes some remarks, he will introduce Ms. Sheri Dillon, a prominent attorney in Washington, D.C. with the prestigious form of Morgan Lewis who will who structured the agreements pursuant to the president's business arrangements and she will give brief remarks.
Politico
6 days
Trump’s team has been scrambling since the election to address its conflicts, relying on a team of lawyers that includes incoming White House general counsel Don McGahn, former Ronald Reagan and George W. Bush counsel Fred Fielding, as well as attorneys from Morgan, Lewis Bockius. Since the election, the lines have often been murky. Trump has said publicly it is not difficult to separate his business empire from the presidency, but aides and advisers have noted the process has taken so long because it is so difficult. His sons have traveled across the country and world to analyze the new properties. “I think they will largely be just holding the fort down,” one person close to Trump said. Eric Trump is expected to have particular power in the businesses, two people close to the transition say. The Trump Organization also has dropped pending or in-progress projects in Argentina, Azerbaijan, Brazil, Georgia, India and Saudi Arabia.
Voice Of America
21 days
Democrats nationally have said they are ready to raise any legal or ethical issues from Trump's global business empire during his presidency. Trump's charity has admitted that it violated IRS regulations barring it from using its money or assets to benefit Trump, his family, his companies or substantial contributors to the foundation. The admissions by the Donald J. Trump Foundation were in a 2015 tax filing made public after a presidential election in which it was revealed that Trump has used the charity to settle lawsuits, make a $25,000 political contribution and purchase items, such as a painting of himself, that was displayed at one of his properties. The 2015 tax filing was posted on the nonprofit monitoring website GuideStar on Nov. 18 by someone using an email address from the foundation's law firm, Morgan, Lewis & Bockius, said GuideStar spokeswoman Jackie Enterline Fekeci.
BBC One Scotland
a month
It could all have been so different. Lewis Morgan gave the visitors the lead with a terrific strike after 60 minutes. Jack Bird was sent off. It appeared to be a punch on Lee Miller. Lee Miller equalised two minutes into the second-half.
Bristol Post
2 months
It started off as a comedy sketch featuring one of Portishead's longest standing business.But now a video shot by local man Stuart Walsh in a stationers in the town has become an internet sensation and is being a heralded as a front runner to John Lewis's Christmas advert.The short film tells the story of how a 'yuppie' played by local man Stuart Price goes into Morgan Westley stationers in the High Street to buy some ink, only to get lost and re-appear in a cave on the Royal Beach in...
TYT YouTube
2 months
The Huffington Post
2 months
Politico
3 months
The team is working on bringing in a handful of lawyers for both paid and volunteer work. It's finally starting to happen here. After operating with a skeleton crew, they’re starting to reach out to people to do vetting, the person said. A second person who has spoken to members of the transition team stressed that the team is extremely cautious about leaks. Therefore, it is expected to limit face-to-face meetings with potential nominees until after the election. They're trying to balance being ready and not putting the cart before the horse, the person said. Insiders expect Jim Hamilton of the firm Morgan Lewis to play a key role in the vetting efforts. In the past, Hamilton served as the Clinton-Gore transition counsel for nominations; as the principal Clinton White House vetter for Supreme Court nominations; and as a vice presidential vetter for the Al Gore, John Kerry and Barack Obama presidential campaigns.
Variety
3 months
Deadline
3 months