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    Donald Trump, together with his family, from left, Eric Trump, Trump, Melania Trump, Tiffany Trump and Ivanka Trump, speaks in the hotel lobby, during the grand opening of Trump International Hotel in Washington, on Oct. 26, 2016. Donald Trump, in the middle of his campaign for president, and his children hosted an official ribbon cutting ceremony and press conference to celebrate the grand opening of his new hotel.

    Amid reports that diplomats are staying at President-elect Donald Trump's newly opened hotel in Washington, D.C., to curry favor, commentators are warning of potential conflicts of interest over Trump's business empire, NBC News reports.

    The impression that Trump could be mixing business with politics recalls his criticism of Hillary Clinton and the Clinton Foundation, which he alleged gave access and special favors to donors.

    Now, the conservative Wall Street Journal editorial page is recommending that Trump liquidate his stake in his company to avoid any possible problems.

    Soon-to-be Chief of Staff Reince Priebus said on Meet the Press that potential conflicts were being evaluated and that the White House Counsel's office would be involved with any decisions.