Photo: President Donald Trump, surrounded by his cabinet, looks up at Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Director Mick Mulvaney (2nd L) as he reads the executive order entitled "Comprehensive Plan for Reorganizing the Executive Branch", just signed by Trump in the Oval Office at the White House in Washington. (Jonathan Ernst/Reuters)
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Can a president keep his financial empire and run the country at the same time? As President Trump continues to defy ethical norms by keeping control of his businesses, watchdog groups say potential conflicts make it look like the Oval Office is for sale. Is the public paying attention?
American Oversight on influence, access at the Department of Education
American Oversight on questionable $300m Puerto Rico contract for Zinke-linked company
American Oversight on Zinke's unethical leadership at the Interior Department
American Oversight on Scott Pruitt's mismanagement of the EPA
Heath on Trump nominating some club members to plum government jobs
Who is Erik Prince and how does he figure into the Russia investigation? And will the House Intelligence Committee get the truth from him? Meanwhile, Trump says the investigation will be over by the end of the year. Is he setting up his base to demand the investigation end in 2018?
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