16 Mar 2017

Kiwi working for Trump accused of conflict of interest laws

From Morning Report, 7:29 am on 16 March 2017

New Zealander Chris Liddell, who is the Director of Stategic Initiatives in the Trump White House, has been accused of violating criminal conflict of interest laws.

Chis Liddell was most recently Chief Financial Officer of Microsoft and the Vice President of General Motors.

The alleged conflict? Playing a role in meeting with major companies in which he also appeared to have held millions of dollars in stock.

Our correspondent in Washington is Simon Marks has the latest