Richard Painter, former ethics lawyer under the George W. Bush administration, in an interview with the Business Insider, said that the old and new Muslim bans Donald Trump has signed executive orders on are examples of conflicts of interest between Trump’s business and the necessities of national security.
Painter said this “very serious conflict of interest” will be revealed “when the travel ban is challenged in court”.
He goes on to point out that “the six countries to which the travel ban applies are all countries that are quite poor and do not have financial dealings with the Trump Organization.”
The nations Painter referred to are Libya, Syria, Iran, Sudan, Yemen and Somalia. In the latest Muslim ban incarnation, Iran was taken off the list for “diplomatic” reasons that have yet to be explained