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Cardin to Introduce Resolution on Trump to Clear Up Business Ties

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Sen. Ben Cardin (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

By    |   Tuesday, 22 Nov 2016 05:58 PM

Donald Trump's business ties could prove problematic once he takes office, something lawmakers are pushing for him to take care of ahead of his inauguration in January.

Sen. Ben Cardin plans to make sure of it, according to Politico.

Cardin, the ranking Democrat on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, said Tuesday that he plans to introduce a resolution calling on Trump to take the required financial steps to "ensure compliance with the Emoluments Clause of the U.S. Constitution."

Trump "should convert his assets to simple, conflict-free holdings, adopt blind trusts, or take other equivalent measures," Cardin's office said in a statement. "This resolution is intended to prevent a crisis or any misunderstanding regarding the consistency of the President's actions with the U.S. Constitution. In the two months before President-elect Trump's inauguration, he should provide the American people with clarity and certainty that he will in no way, shape, or form use the office of the President to advance his substantial personal fortune."

Cardin plans to introduce the resolution next week.

Trump on Tuesday told The New York Times "the law's totally on my side, the president can't have a conflict of interest," when asked about potential business conflicts.

But he's blurred the lines on several fronts, including mentioning personal business matters while meeting with British politician Nigel Farage and allowing his daughter to sit in on a meeting with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe.

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