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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Donald Trump promised to "drain the swamp" in Washington, but critics say he's creating a new swamp of potential conflicts of interest.

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

Is Donald Trump thumbing his nose at the Founding Fathers?

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

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Secrecy versus the right to privacy in a dangerous world

While Edward Snowden's in exile in Moscow, debate is raging: should President Obama grant him a pardon?

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