office of government ethics

A Great Big Gift Not on Trump’s Disclosure Form: Giuliani’s Legal Advice

A Great Big Gift Not on Trump’s Disclosure Form: Giuliani’s Legal Advice

The lawyer’s work defending President Trump in the Russia inquiry and pressing Ukraine to investigate a rival was absent from the annual financial disclosure, despite reporting requirements.
A Great Big Gift Not on Trump’s Disclosure Form: Giuliani’s Legal Advice

A Great Big Gift Not on Trump’s Disclosure Form: Giuliani’s Legal Advice

The lawyer’s work defending President Trump in the Russia inquiry and pressing Ukraine to investigate a rival was absent from the annual financial disclosure, despite reporting requirements.
Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner made up to $135 million while working for free

Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner made up to $135 million while working for free

Ivanka Trump's 2018 investment returns included almost $4 million in “hotel-related revenue” from “Investment in Trump Old Post Office LLC; Washington, DC.”
The Senate Should Reject Trump’s NOAA Nominee

The Senate Should Reject Trump’s NOAA Nominee

Barry Lee Myers during his confirmation hearing to become administrator of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration in 2017.
U.S. Ethics Office Declines to Certify Mnuchin’s Financial Disclosure

U.S. Ethics Office Declines to Certify Mnuchin’s Financial Disclosure

Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin in 2017 sold his stake in StormChaser Partners to his then-fiancée, Louise Linton. Since they are now married, government ethics rules consider the asset to be owned
Ethics Body Won’t Certify Final Pruitt Disclosure Report Over Condo Deal

Ethics Body Won’t Certify Final Pruitt Disclosure Report Over Condo Deal

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. Office of Government Ethics is refusing to certify one of the final financial disclosure reports...

This Week: Wilbur Ross Gets Called Out By A Trump Appointee For Faulty Financial Report

The Office of Government Ethics on Friday told Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross that it would not certify the secretary’s annual...
Wilbur Ross Not Even Trying to Avoid Looking Corrupt Anymore

Wilbur Ross Not Even Trying to Avoid Looking Corrupt Anymore

Due to the plethora of unsavory grifters who’ve found themselves in the administration of Donald Trump over the past few years, Commerce secretary Wilbur Ross has mostly managed to fly under the radar
The E.P.A.’s Ethics Officer Once Defended Pruitt. Then He Urged Investigations.

The E.P.A.’s Ethics Officer Once Defended Pruitt. Then He Urged Investigations.

Scott Pruitt, the Environmental Protection Agency administrator, at a cabinet meeting this month. The agency’s chief ethics officer has pushed for independent investigations into Mr. Pruitt’s actions.

US Ethics Office: Government Officials Must Disclose Crypto Holdings

Those working for the executive branch of the U.S. government must disclose their cryptocurrency holdings, ethics officials said Monday.
Meet the Members of the ‘Shadow N.S.C.’ Advising John Bolton

Meet the Members of the ‘Shadow N.S.C.’ Advising John Bolton

John R. Bolton, President Trump’s third national security adviser, has relied on the advice of a small circle of longtime associates.
Meet the Members of the ‘Shadow N.S.C.’ Advising John Bolton

Meet the Members of the ‘Shadow N.S.C.’ Advising John Bolton

John R. Bolton, President Trump’s third national security adviser, has relied on the advice of a small circle of longtime associates.
In Letter to E.P.A., Top Ethics Officer Questions Pruitt’s Actions

In Letter to E.P.A., Top Ethics Officer Questions Pruitt’s Actions

Scott Pruitt, the Environmental Protection Agency administrator, at his confirmation hearing last year. The acting director of the Office of Government Ethics outlined three areas of concern in the
Congressional aides attack US citizens and a private company on the taxpayers’ dime

Congressional aides attack US citizens and a private company on the taxpayers’ dime

When President Donald Trump signed an executive order last month shrinking the size of the Bears Ears National Monument, the outdoor retailer Patagonia replaced the…
Ethics Chief ‘Deeply Concerned’ About Actions by Top Federal Officials

Ethics Chief ‘Deeply Concerned’ About Actions by Top Federal Officials

Tom Price resigned as secretary of Health and Human Services this month after being criticized for his use of private and government planes.

White House ethics office denies it ever let lobbyists pay for lawyers

The Office of Government Ethics denied reports Thursday that it’s permitting organizers of defense funds, set up to help pay for legal fees for White House staffers, to solicit anonymous donations —
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.
Trump Fills Top Job at Government Ethics Office With a Temporary Appointment

Trump Fills Top Job at Government Ethics Office With a Temporary Appointment

David J. Apol will become the acting director of the Office of Government Ethics.
Departing Ethics Chief: U.S. Is ‘Close to a Laughingstock’

Departing Ethics Chief: U.S. Is ‘Close to a Laughingstock’

As director of the Office of Government Ethics, Walter M. Shaub Jr. has often gone head-to-head with the Trump administration over conflicts of interest.
Walter Shaub’s Ethics Recommendations for the Government

Walter Shaub’s Ethics Recommendations for the Government

Walter M. Shaub Jr., the Office of Government Ethics’s departing director.