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Sarah Huckabee Sanders Slapped With Ethics Complaint Over Call For ESPN To Fire Jemele Hill — & Now Donald Trump Is Taking Aim At The Network!

You know it's 2017 when not one, but TWO jobs are threatened over a single tweet! The Democratic Coalition, an anti-Trump Super PAC, has filed an ethics complaint against Sarah Huckabee Sanders with the Office of Government Ethics for basically calling for ESPN host Jemele Hill to be fired. The drama began when Hill called Donald Trump [...]

Sarah Huckabee Sanders hit with ethics complaint over call for ESPN to fire Jemele Hill

The Democratic Coalition, an anti-Trump Super PAC, has filed an ethics complaint against White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders with the Office of Government Ethics for her comments calling on ESPN host Jemele Hill to be fired. Show More Summary

Office of Government Ethics says Trump can fund his legal defense through anonymous donations

Donald Trump’s ethics watchdog sounds like a joke position. It’s like the acting instructor for a rock or the basketball coach for a dachshund. But there is such a thing. It carries the same title that it always has, only under Trump, that watchdog’s job seems to be … to stop watching. The U.S. Show More Summary

Ethics Agency Changes Rules To Allow Anonymous Donations To White House Legal Defense Funds

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Politico reports: The U.S. Office of Government Ethics has quietly reversed its own internal policy prohibiting anonymous donations from lobbyists to White House staffers who have legal defense funds. The little-noticed change couldShow More Summary

Trump's ethics office reverses policy, will allow anonymous donors to fund White House employees' legal defense

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The US Office of Government Ethics has silently reversed its longstanding policy banning anonymous "gifts" to White House employees who have started legal defense funds after being accused of malfeasance. (more…)

Did Sarah Huckabee Sanders break the law?

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White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders was in dubious legal territory on Wednesday when she essentially called for ESPN host Jemele Hill to be fired, according to former Office of Government Ethics Director Walter Shaub. Hill recently called President Donald Trump a “white...

Anonymous Gifts to Staffers’ Legal Defense Funds Approved

“The U.S. Office of Government Ethics has quietly reversed its own internal policy prohibiting anonymous donations from lobbyists to White House staffers who have legal defense funds,” Politico reports. “The little-noticed change could help President Trump’s aides raise the money [...]

“Trump ethics watchdog moves to allow anonymous gifts to legal defense funds”

Politico: The U.S. Office of Government Ethics has quietly reversed its own internal policy prohibiting anonymous donations from lobbyists to White House staffers who have legal defense funds. The little-noticed change could help President Donald Trump’s aides raise the money … Continue reading ?

Trump’s ethics watchdog quietly moves to allow anonymous donations to legal defense funds

last weekNews : The Raw Story

While the rest of the country was digesting their dinners, the U.S. Office of Government Ethics “quietly reversed its own internal policy prohibiting anonymous donations from lobbyists to White House staffers who have legal defense funds,” Politico reports. The reversal comes as Special...

Has Trump lost his standing to lead?

Former U.S. Office of Government Ethics director Walter Shaub weighs in on the calls for White House staffers to abandon the President.

Kellyanne Conway’s net worth may skyrocket under Trump

last monthNews : The Raw Story

Kellyanne Conway appears to be setting herself up for major financial gains under President Donald Trump, avoiding costly taxes and conflicts-of-interest in the process, according to a Office of Government Ethics’ document released Monday afternoon. The senior advisor to the president and regular...

Walter Shaub: Trump’s potential Arpaio pardon meant to 'reassure the white supremacists'

The former director of the U.S. Office of Government Ethics has blasted President Trump for saying he is "seriously considering a pardon" for controversial former sheriff Joe Arpaio who was recently convicted of criminal contempt of court after violating a court order to stop profiling suspected illegal immigrants. Read more... Permalink | Email this | Linking Blogs | Comments

Jared Kushner just got slapped with a fine by the Office of Government Ethics for a late financial disclosure

2 months agoNews : The Raw Story

WASHINGTON — Jared Kushner, who has spent months divesting pieces of his vast business empire to serve in the White House, was slapped with a fine by the Office of Government Ethics for late reporting of a financial transaction, according to a newly released document. Another 17 White House...

Kushner fined for late financial report

Jared Kushner, who has spent months divesting pieces of his vast business empire to serve in the White House, was slapped with a fine by the Office of Government Ethics … Click to Continue »

All the ways in which the Trump administration violated basic ethics rules

On Monday, the Office of Government Ethics (OGE) Twitter account posted a PDF document listing 14 general ethics principles government employees should follow. 14 Ethical Principles: https://t.co/LJoVUCYPbH pic.twitter.com/yKu88PxGZF — U.S. Show More Summary

Why governmental transparency will not work without strong leadership

2 months agoNews : The Raw Story

Walter Shaub, the former director of the U.S. Office of Government Ethics, has warned that President Donald Trump’s conflicts of interest could put America at the risk of becoming a “kleptocracy”: that is, a country led by corrupt leaders. Shaub resigned recently, six months before his five-year...

Complaint: Trump strategist may have improper PR arrangement

In a letter to new White House chief of staff John Kelly, Attorney General Jeff Sessions and the Office of Government Ethics, the Campaign Legal Center seeks an investigation of the situation and notes that violations of the Antideficiency...Show More Summary

Donald Trump’s conflicts of interest are making the US government seem a ‘kleptocracy’, says former White House ethics chief

2 months agoNews : The Cutline

The former director of the US Office of Government Ethics said he was “embarrassed” by Donald Trump’s alleged conflicts of interest and he was concerned that the White House could be seen as a “kleptocracy”. Walter Schaub, who worked...Show More Summary

US risks being seen as 'kleptocracy' under Trump: former ethics chief

The United States is at risk of being viewed as a "kleptocracy" under President Donald Trump, the former head of the US government ethics office said in an interview published Monday. "His actions create the appearance of profiting from...Show More Summary

‘Obviously crazy’: Trump’s new ethics chief’s ‘loosey-goosey’ standards could score Scaramucci millions

2 months agoNews : The Raw Story

Walter Shaub, once the head of United States Office of Government Ethics, announced his resignation at the beginning of July, after a tumultuous first few months of Donald Trump’s administration. His first action as a citizen was take to cable news to reveal that the president refused to sign...

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