What Can We Do If A President Has A Conflict Of Interest But Doesn’t Think He Does?

[ Originally published on this site as post ]

Even by 2017 standards, the last few weeks have been packed with news. So you’re forgiven if you missed a chain of stories tied to alleged ethical violations by members of the Trump administration. Here’s a quick catch-up:

Senator Elizabeth Warren asked for more information on a Department of Education appointee who used to work in the for-profit college industry and now helps to craft laws that govern those companies. The Washington Post published a story detailing how Trump’s company was negotiating business deals in Russia as he was running for president. The California attorney general sued EPA administrator Scott Pruitt for failing to turn over documents related to an investigation of Pruitt’s conflicts of interest, and the EPA’s inspector