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Trump’s international business ties would threaten national security

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The Trump Organization would cause major ethics problems for a President Trump. (DHuiz/Flickr)

Remember when Hillary Clinton's opponents said the Clinton Foundation could produce a conflict of interest if she becomes president?

Well, a new investigation shows that Donald Trump's international business ties would be a very serious national security problem if he's elected.

Journalist Kurt Eichenwald points out in Newsweek that the Clintons receive no money from the Clinton Foundation, while the Trump family reaps hundreds of millions of dollars from the Trump Organization, their global business network.

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The Trump Hotel in Panama. (Trump Hotel Panama/Flickr)

The piece argues that unless Trump and his entire family break their ties to the Trump Organization, "almost every foreign policy decision he makes will raise serious conflicts of interest and ethical quagmires." Like being open to being bribed.

Hillary Clinton took to Twitter to hit Trump on this issue, over and over.

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Trump’s international business ties would threaten national security

Dana Brown

Dana is a freelance writer from Florida, the state that winter forgot. She likes video games, cats, fantasy novels, and complaining about the weather. Follow her on Twitter for intermittent whining about the First Amendment.

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