Trump conflicts

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Guest: Norman Ornstein, Eric Lipton, Meredith McGehee

Trump took the White House but what does that mean for Capitol Hill?  Trump’s legislative agenda includes some big ticket items — tax cuts and infrastructure spending – but many congressional Republicans have been fighting to keep the deficit in check.  Who will get their way? And what strategy will the democrats use to work with the new President?  Marty talks about all this with long time Congressional observer NORMAN ORNSTEIN, resident scholar at the American Enterprise Institute and contributing editor to The Atlantic.  Then, with more then 100 companies operating in over 18 countries, Trump’s business ties raise serious concerns about possible conflicts of interest. We’ll hear more about the President-elect’s business interests and the potential conflicts of interest they pose from New York Times investigative reporter ERIC LIPTONThen MEREDITH MCGEHEE, strategic advisor at Campaign Legal Center, explains legal and ethical issues around Trump’s business dealings and his role commander-in-chief.

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