Donald Trump's business empire goes under the microscope today. Many Americans may have voted for him for his business skills, but are those interests now a liability, with potential conflicts at every turn? And despite his promise to separate himself from his business empire, is it even possible to resolve them? With several Trump loans from foreign banks, and hotels and golf courses around the world, there are myriad opportunities for politicians and business people to offer sweeteners to the Trump brand in the hope of gaining favour. How does the President extricate himself from that moral hazard? We hear from the New York Times Washington correspondent, Eric Lipton, and from a former White House ethics lawyer, Professor Richard Painter of the Univ of Minnesota. Is there any easy way out for the President-elect and his family? Also in the programme, ahead of this weekend's Nobel Prize awards, our regular commentator, James Srodes, assesses the financial interests of the elusive Nobel-laureate, the poet and musician, Bob Dylan.
(Picture: US President-elect Donald Trump in the elevator at Trump Tower in New York; Credit: Eduardo Munoz Alvarez/AFP/Getty Images)