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Could Trump's Conflicts of Interest Keep Him from the White House?

Trump's conflicts of interest

U.S. Sen. Ben Cardin (D-MD)

U.S. Sen. Ben Cardin (D-MD) is due to introduce a congressional resolution this week – possibly as soon as today (Nov. 29) – requiring President-elect Donald Trump's conflicts of interest be completely resolved before he officially takes office on Jan. 20, 2017.

Cardin, the ranking Democrat on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, stated on Nov. 22 (via his website) that he believes Trump's many business investments could result in inappropriate entanglements and questionable foreign policy choices once he assumes the presidency.

How far Cardin's bill will actually travel in a Republican Congress is hard to say…

But according to part of his online announcement last week, his resolution will "note that in the absence of such actions by the president-elect before he assumes office or specific authorization by Congress, Congress will regard dealings by Trump-owned companies with any entity owned by a foreign government as potential violations of the Constitution."

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Since the Maryland senator seems to expect Trump's past business involvements to obstruct his future presidential decisions – and he's not alone in this concern, Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-CA) and Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-MD) have both expressed similar concerns as well – we're curious…

Could Congress deem Donald Trump's conflicts of interest reason enough to keep him from the White House?

Here are the answers we've found…

Trump's Conflicts of Interest Could Lead to… Impeachment or Nothing

It's important to mention that Donald Trump's election has brought with it myriad unprecedented political, financial, and business complications never before seen in the history of U.S. presidential elections.

So the answer(s) to the question of whether or not Congress could keep Trump from the White House because of his conflicts of interests are, at this point, based on conjecture.

That stated, there is one highly qualified expert on the matter who believes that, yes, Trump's conflicts of interest could keep him from assuming the presidency – the minute he steps into the Oval Office, no less…

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