Editorial: Donald Trump came into office with unprecedented conflicts of interest and made no efforts to minimize them. By the time he was running for reelection, he was over $400 million in debt. To whom? The public only partially knows. bos.gl/9xMplgL
While he was president, Trump violated the constitution from the start of his presidency. Foreign governments sent delegations to patronize his businesses, allowing the president of the United States to pocket money from other countries. bos.gl/9xMplgL
The Founders did not want presidents to be compromised or to put the interests of an adversarial government ahead of the nation’s. But they didn’t anticipate Trump. bos.gl/9xMplgL
Trump businesses kept accepting payments from foreign governments without consequence. It left a blueprint for a future Manchurian candidate to exploit the American presidency. Congress must prevent that with two key reforms: bos.gl/9xMplgL

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Editorial: While Donald Trump sits in Mar-a-Lago brooding over his loss to Joe Biden, all the weaknesses in our legal and constitutional system that he exploited remain. He left a treasure map for a future American tyrant. bos.gl/6Z2neVf
Presidents aren’t supposed to extract personal profits from government service, pardon loyalists, or block investigations. They definitely aren’t supposed to incite an insurrection. bos.gl/6Z2neVf
But Trump did all of that — and got away with it. He proved to future presidents that they can break the law and face no consequences. bos.gl/6Z2neVf
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