Questions of conflict mount over Rick Scott’s blind trust

TALLAHASSEE — Gov. Rick Scott‘s blind trust might not be so blind.

Shortly after the multimillionaire governor took office in 2011, he established the trust — which is supposed to keep his investments secret from him — to shield him from potential conflicts of interest in his duties as governor.

During his nearly eight years in office, Scott was required to file forms disclosing his investments. Now that he is running for U.S. Senate, however, his wife is also required to reveal her own investments — and they seem to mirror those in Scott’s trust account.

“That doesn’t sound like a very blind trust, that’s the bottom line,” said Richard Painter, a former ethics lawyer in George W. Bush’s administration…

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