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White Collar Watch: Lawyers Are the Big Winners in the Inquiry Into the Election

White Collar Watch: Lawyers Are the Big Winners in the Inquiry Into the Election

The former F.B.I. director James B. Comey, left, with his predecesssor, Robert S. Mueller III, in 2013. Mr. Mueller has been appointed as special counsel to investigate possible Russian involvement in
White House Moves to Block Ethics Inquiry Into Ex-Lobbyists on Payroll

White House Moves to Block Ethics Inquiry Into Ex-Lobbyists on Payroll

Walter M. Shaub Jr., the head of the Office of Government Ethics, in his office on Monday. The White House has challenged Mr. Shaub’s authority to demand information on former lobbyists now working
It’s Complicated, Trump Group Says of Donating Profit From Foreign Officials

It’s Complicated, Trump Group Says of Donating Profit From Foreign Officials

The Trump International Hotel and Tower in Chicago. The Trump Organization says it will not ask customers if they are representatives of foreign governments.
How Michael Flynn May Have Run Afoul of the Law

How Michael Flynn May Have Run Afoul of the Law

Michael T. Flynn, right, at the White House in February before resigning as President Trump’s national security adviser.
Senior P.G.A. Championship, Held at Trump National Golf Club, Draws Protests

Senior P.G.A. Championship, Held at Trump National Golf Club, Draws Protests

A helicopter on Friday at the Trump National Golf Club in Sterling, Va. Protesters descended on the area around the course this weekend during the P.G.A. Senior Championship.

Now, Your Financial Advisers Will Have to Put You First (Sometimes)

A new fiduciary rule, which takes partial effect on Friday, will help investors assess the fees they are charged as well as the motives of the people who guide them.

Inside Trump International Hotel

Maryland and the District of Columbia filed a lawsuit claiming that President Trump has used his position to help his businesses, like the Trump International Hotel in Washington, D.C. Step inside the

Trump Adds More Trademarks in China

The latest trademarks could allow the president to expand his business interests in scientific and technological services, building construction and medical and veterinary services.
Democrats in Congress Sue Trump Over Foreign Business Dealings

Democrats in Congress Sue Trump Over Foreign Business Dealings

Senator Richard Blumenthal, Democrat of Connecticut, helped lead the effort to file the lawsuit.
Trump’s Businesses Show Mixed Returns During Campaign and Presidency

Trump’s Businesses Show Mixed Returns During Campaign and Presidency

President Trump returned to the White House on Friday after an event in Miami. The disclosures of Mr. Trump’s private finances have significant limitations and lack the level of detail normally
Trump’s Business Ties in the Gulf Raise Questions About His Allegiances

Trump’s Business Ties in the Gulf Raise Questions About His Allegiances

Along the motorcade route for President Trump, on the way to the airport in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, where he recently attended a summit meeting.
Russia Renewed Unused Trump Trademarks in 2016

Russia Renewed Unused Trump Trademarks in 2016

Grigory Ivliev, right, the head of the Russian government agency in charge of intellectual property, with India’s ambassador to Russia, Pankaj Saran, in St. Petersburg this month. The Russian agency,
Government Ethics Chief Resigns, Casting Uncertainty Over Agency

Government Ethics Chief Resigns, Casting Uncertainty Over Agency

Walter M. Shaub Jr., the director of the Office of Government Ethics, in May. He said that with little chance of his term being renewed and an appealing offer in hand from a nonpartisan advocacy

A Weapon Against Trump? Jam His Brand

Naomi Klein has made this terrific video on how to counter Donald Trump, the Celebrity Apprentice of Pennsylvania Avenue. It's so clear that Trump is in the White House to (a) destroy the Obama
Lawmakers Question Trump’s Stake in Subsidized Housing Complex

Lawmakers Question Trump’s Stake in Subsidized Housing Complex

Representative Elijah E. Cummings of Maryland is the House Oversight Committee’s top Democrat.
Trump Rules: The Deep Industry Ties of Trump’s Deregulation Teams

Trump Rules: The Deep Industry Ties of Trump’s Deregulation Teams

President Trump signed an executive order in February requiring federal agencies to form deregulation teams, many of which are now staffed by political appointees with potential conflicts.
Trump Aides, Seeking Leverage, Investigate Mueller’s Investigators

Trump Aides, Seeking Leverage, Investigate Mueller’s Investigators

Robert S. Mueller III, the special counsel leading the Russia investigation, in Washington in June.
Ivanka Trump Received at Least $12.6 Million Since 2016, Disclosure Shows

Ivanka Trump Received at Least $12.6 Million Since 2016, Disclosure Shows

Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump benefit from an active business empire worth as much as $761 million to them, new filings show.
As Interior Secretary Swaggers Through Parks, His Staff Rolls Back Regulations

As Interior Secretary Swaggers Through Parks, His Staff Rolls Back Regulations

Ryan Zinke, the interior secretary, visited Rocky Mountain National Park near Estes Park, Colo., last week.
New Ethics Chief Has Fought to Roll Back Restrictions

New Ethics Chief Has Fought to Roll Back Restrictions

David J. Apol had a disagreement with the departing director of the Office of Government Ethics, Walter M. Shaub Jr., as recently as this spring.