The New York Times could not care less about this illegally activity.
Now suddenly, the newspaper is up in arms because the Trump family owns property overseas.
From the New York Times:
Mr. Trump, in the interview with The Times on Tuesday, acknowledged that his move to the Oval Office could help enrich his family. He cited his new hotel a few blocks from the White House, which the Trump Organization has urged diplomats to consider patronizing when in town to meet the president or his team.
Federal law does not prevent Mr. Trump from taking actions that could benefit him and his family financially; the president is exempt from most conflict-of-interest laws. But the Constitution, through what is called the emoluments clause, appears to prohibit him from taking payments or gifts from a foreign government entity, a standard that some legal experts say he may violate by renting space in Trump Tower in New York to the Bank of China or if he hosts foreign diplomats in one of his hotels.
“I mean it could be that occupancy at that hotel will be because, psychologically, occupancy at that hotel will be probably a more valuable asset now than it was before, O.K.? The brand is certainly a hotter brand than it was before. I can’t help that, but I don’t care,” Mr. Trump said, adding, “The only thing that matters to me is running our country.”The funny thing about this issue is that throughout a campaign in which one study showed 91 percent of the stories were hostile to Trump, this subject never came up.
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The New York Times story alludes to "potential conflicts of interest."
Hillary posed real conflicts of interest.
This is a made-up controversy - a nontroversy -- contrived to help ease the pain of an election that shattered the glass houses of the media.
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