January 09, 2017

"A new study by the Wall Street Journal claims an additional $1.5 billion is owed by companies that are partly owned by the billionaire."

Independent: Experts said the high number of firms to which the Republican owes money, and the significant size of his debts, raised questions about potential conflicts of interest. by Ben Kentish

'Trevor Potter, a former legal adviser to George H.W. Bush and John McCain, told the Journal: "The problem with any of this debt is if something goes wrong, and if there is a situation where the president is suddenly personally beholden or vulnerable to threats from the lenders.

'Lawrence Noble, a former lawyer to Federal Election Commission (FEC), said: “The appearance of potential conflicts is dangerous and seriously exists in this situation”.'

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