In the week leading up to his inauguration, President Donald Trump and his lawyer Sheri Dillon announced a series of steps the newly elected president would take to avoid conflicts of interest.
During a Jan. 11 press conference, Dillon, who is a lawyer at Morgan, Lewis and Bockius, said Trump's sons — Donald Trump Jr. and Eric Trump — and longtime Trump Organization executive Allen Weisselberg will run the company and keep all business matters private from the president.
“They are going to be running it in a very professional manner,” Trump said. “They’re not going to discuss it with me. Again, I don’t have to do this.”
Dillon said conflict of interest laws do not apply to the president of the United States, citing a 1989 amendment to Section 18 of the United States Constitution 202, which dictates these laws shall not include the president.
“President-elect Trump wants there to be no doubt in the minds of the American public that he is completely isolating himself from his business interests," Dillon said.