Trump’s CEO Meetings Raise Ethics Questions


Bruce Green was quoted in an Associated Press article about President-elect Donald Trump’s meetings with CEOs seeking federal approval for major mergers and the ethical questions these meetings raise.

“While it’s true the Department of Justice is under the executive branch, it’s not appropriate for the president to make that regulatory decision — and certainly not for political considerations,” said Bruce Green, a law school professor at Fordham University who specializes in ethics.

Green equated the meetings to a 2016 campaign controversy: Bill Clinton’s conversation with Attorney General Loretta Lynch on the Phoenix airport tarmac at a time when the Justice Department was looking into Hillary Clinton’s use of a private email server.

“If the conversation is private, it will raise questions and suspicions,” Green said.

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