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A watchdog group contends that U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley violated the Hatch Act for retweeting a political message from the president. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images hide caption

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Maryland Attorney General Brian Frosh (left) and District of Columbia Attorney General Karl Racine announce a lawsuit against President Trump over conflicts of interest with his businesses on Monday in Washington. Alex Brandon/AP hide caption

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President Trump pledged that the Trump Organization would donate profits from foreign governments, but the top Democrat in the House Oversight Committee says the organization does not appear to be following through. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images hide caption

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President Trump's property Le Chateau des Palmiers is on the market. It comes complete with a potential conflict of interest. Mark Wilson/Getty Images hide caption

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Sale Of Trump Property Raises Ethical Questions About Potential Buyer's Motives

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As Trump Inquiries Flood Ethics Office, Director Looks To House For Action

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At a Jan. 11 news conference at Trump Tower on in New York City, President-elect Trump gestures at a stack of folders that he said contained documentation separating him from his businesses. That revocable trust was modified about a month later to let Trump withdraw from it at any time, ProPublica reports. Spencer Platt/Getty Images hide caption

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The U.S. Department of Justice is one of several parts of the government that have the power to hold the president and his appointees accountable on ethics. Mark Wilson/Getty Images hide caption

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A Trump rally in held in New York City on March 4. The issue of conflicts of interest doesn't seem to be registering much among President Trump's supporters. Mary Altaffer/AP hide caption

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Among Trump Supporters, Conflicts Of Interest Aren't A Top Concern

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In the White House's letter to the Office of Government Ethics this week, there's something potentially far more interesting than the administration's response to Kellyanne Conway's Nordstrom comments. Mark Wilson/Getty Images hide caption

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Experts Say White House's Conway Response Raises Major Ethical Questions

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Federal conflict-of-interest laws require officials like commerce secretary nominee Wilbur Ross (right) to divest holdings, but President Trump is not covered by those requirements. Don Emmert/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Ethics Watchdog Has Big Impact On Federal Workers, But Not On Trump

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After 2 Weeks In Office, Trump Faces More Than 50 Lawsuits

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Nick Ayers (from left), adviser to the vice president; Brad Parscale, President Trump's digital and data director; David Bossie, deputy campaign manager; and Katrina Pierson, who served on the campaign's communications team. Drew Angerer/Getty Images (2); Eduardo Munoz Alvarez/AFP/Getty Images; Darren McCollester/Getty Images hide caption

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Many groups are raising questions about President Trump's conflicts of interest, but do they have the "standing" to challenge him in court? Nicholas Kamm/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Can Groups Sue Over Trump's Business Conflicts Even If They Weren't Harmed?

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