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Trump Administration Fall Out: Billionaire Advisor Carl Icahn Resigns Amid Controversy

President Donald Trump has mostly surrounded himself with advisors and a Cabinet who boast billions in personal wealth. On Friday, perhaps lost amid the high-profile exit of chief strategist Steve Bannon, financier Carl Icahn, the wealthiest of Trump’s circle, announced he would no longer serve as a special advisor on financial regulation after criticism from biofuel advocates and Democratic lawmakers claimed his policy recommendations could help his own investments. In a letter to Trump on his personal website, Icahn, an 81-year-old corporate raider with a net worth of roughly $16 billion, denied any conflict…

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