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Trump Snubs Russia, Ethics Concerns in News Conference

  • President-elect derides publication of unverified spy memos
  • Trump to depart from business positions but won’t divest
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Trump on Russia Allegations: It’s All Fake News

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Donald Trump confronted two of his biggest political challenges days before he becomes president, laying out a plan to avoid business conflicts while in office and brushing aside unsubstantiated claims that Russia compiled damaging information on him before the election.

The president-elect said Wednesday in New York he would leave all positions at the Trump Organization, though he won’t be divesting his ownership in the company or placing it in a blind trust.