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Trump advisor Carl Icahn resigned in advance of magazine article on his potential conflicts of interest

Trump advisor Carl Icahn resigned in advance of magazine article on his potential conflicts of interest

Billionaire investor Carl Icahn, who resigned Friday from an unpaid post as President Trump's advisor on deregulation efforts, stepped down as the New Yorker was preparing to publish a lengthy article detailing Icahn's potential conflicts of interest and questioning the legality of his actions.

Icahn said in a letter to Trump released Friday that he was resigning to prevent "partisan bickering" about his role that Democrats suggested could benefit him financially.

The resignation came just three days before the New Yorker was scheduled to publish its story online. In the story, the magazine points out potential conflicts and even possible criminal law violations...

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