http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/tru ... 11bfd42094“In theory, I can be president of the United States and run my business 100 percent,” Trump bragged to The New York Times in November.
But a 2012 law called the STOCK Act could throw a wrench in Trump’s plan. A section of that law states that “no executive branch employee may use nonpublic information derived from [or acquired through] their position as an executive branch employee as a means for making a private profit.”
“The STOCK Act bars the President from: using nonpublic information for private profit,” the independent Office of Government Ethics, which handles executive branch ethics issues, wrote in a Monday letter to Sen. Tom Carper (D-Del.).
The measure was originally designed to apply only to members of Congress. But Republicans — annoyed that it covered the GOP-controlled House and Senate but not the Obama administration — made sure to extend it to the executive branch, including the president and vice president.
Since he has not setup a true blind trust but wants his family to run some of his business this law should apply to him and his family.