David Rivkin

BakerHostetler

Guest

David Rivkin is an attorney with BakerHostetler, specializing in free speech and government transparency issues. He formerly served in the Department of Justice and the White House in the Reagan and George H. W. Bush administrations.

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The Constitution prohibits public officials — including the President — from financial conflicts of interest — domestic or foreign.

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