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Michael G. Mullen

Do Trump's foreign business entanglements threaten our democracy?

Do Trump's foreign business entanglements threaten our democracy?

Imagine President Trump was a peanut farmer who removed himself from his business and from decisions affecting the price of peanuts. Or make him a one-time haberdasher like Harry Truman. Americans could be proud of such a businessman president, injecting real-world considerations into the bubble of Washington decision-making.

The luxury hospitality business our president is keeping a grip on is of a quite different variety. In a case opening Oct. 18 in federal district court in New York, judges will be asked whether the Trump Organization’s operations, turned over to the president’s children but not entirely removed from his purview, counter a fundamental American principle:...

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