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Trump's Ethics Office has blessed an unethical legal defense fund for the president's associates

Under cover of last week’s feverish reaction to the FBI memorandum released by Rep. Devin Nunes, the Office of Government Ethics quietly dumped documents revealing a new low point in the agency’s 40-year history. In a letter signed Jan. 29th, but withheld from public view until the memo frenzy...

Trump stunned ethics experts with his surprising, 'excellent choice' to lead the government office that's been a huge thorn in his side

Ethics experts love President Donald Trump's pick to lead the Office of Government Ethics. These are the same ethicists who've repeatedly clashed with the president and his administration. Ethics experts were over the moon with President...Show More Summary

'The entire ethics program was now in jeopardy': Former US ethics chief recalls the moment he realized Trump could make money off the presidency

Walter Shaub, the former head of the US Office of Government Ethics, recently spoke about his reaction when he realized President Donald Trump would not place his Trump Organization assets into a blind trust and divest himself from the...Show More Summary

Rachel Maddow may have discovered the legal defense fund for Trump staffers caught up in the Russia probes

3 weeks agoNews : The Raw Story

MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow on Thursday announced that her team appears to have found the legal defense fund for aides embroiled in probes surrounding President Donald Trump. Discovered on the website for the Office of Government Ethics, the “Patriot Legal Defense Fund” was created on...

Group calls investigation on Ivanka Trump for wearing her brand

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A watchdog group that scrutinizes executive branch activity has demanded that the U.S. Office of Government Ethics investigate whether first daughter Ivanka Trump violated federal ethics rules barring employees from using their public office for private gain by wearing her company’s clothing at...

‘Following orders didn’t work at Nuremberg either’: Former ethics chief compares White House counsel McGahn to Nazis

2 months agoNews : The Raw Story

Appearing on CNN with host Alisyn Camerota, the former director of the United States Office of Government Ethics all but called White House attorney Don McGahn a Nazi for trying — at President Donald Trump’s request — to convince Attorney General Jeff Sessions to not recuse...

A ‘wannabe autocrat:’ Former government ethics chief blasts Trump after president retweets bloody shoe image targeting CNN

2 months agoNews : The Raw Story

Trump is a ‘Wannabe Autocrat,’ Says Former Ethics Head The former head of the U.S. Office of Government Ethics, Walter Shaub, blasted President Donald Trump as a babyish aching tyrant after the commander-in-chief retweeted a picture of himself sporting what appeared to be CNN’s...

Obama-era ethics chief defends tweet urging people to stock up and 'take the streets' if Trump fires Mueller

The former head of the Office of Government Ethics, Walter Shaub, hit back at critics of his recent viral tweet in an interview with Business Insider. Shaub wrote that he was "stocking up on portable phone chargers, warm clothes, & gear...Show More Summary

Ex-Government Ethics head suggests Trump’s Flynn tweet opens door for Mueller to investigate Yates firing

3 months agoNews : The Raw Story

In a series of tweets late Monday, the former head of the U.S. Office of Government Ethics made the case that President Donald Trump’s controversial tweet about firing former National Security Adviser Mike Flynn may open the door to special counsel Robert Mueller to look into the firing of...

Shaub: Trump's tweet on Michael Flynn could be the end

3 months agoNews : USAToday: News

Former director of the U.S. Office of Government Ethics Walter Shaub said Saturday that one of the President's tweets may have signified the end of his time in the White House. For more on the story here is Zachary Devita.     ...

Former ethics chief: Trump’s Saturday morning Flynn tweet should be enough to end his presidency

3 months agoNews : The Raw Story

Walter Shaub — former director of the U.S. Office of Ethics and Government — hit President Donald Trump hard in a tweet on Saturday after Trump said that everything disgraced national security adviser Mike Flynn did during the presidential transition was “lawful.” The Hill...

Hatch Act Complaint Filed Against Propaganda Minister Kellyanne Conway For Promoting Roy Moore Campaign

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CBS News reports: The former director of the Office of Government Ethics is suggesting that Kellyanne Conway, the counselor to the president, likely violated the Hatch Act by attacking Roy Moore’s Democratic opponent in a TV interview. Show More Summary

Former ethics chief clobbers Trump’s campaign freakouts: ‘We are so far beyond hypocrisy’

4 months agoNews : The Raw Story

Former director of the Office of Government Ethics, Walter Shaub simply can’t believe what he’s seeing with the conduct coming out of President Donald Trump and his White House staff. In a Friday discussion with CNN legal analyst Jeffrey Toobin, stand-in host Kate Bolduan noted that at...

FORMER US ETHICS CHIEF: Trump's web of conflicts poses a danger to democracy

Trump's conflicts of interest are costing taxpayers millions of dollars, says Walter Shaub, a former head of the US Office of Government Ethics. The president's casual approach to ethics sets a terrible precedent that must become "an...Show More Summary

Coal Lobbyist, Trump's Pick for Scott Pruitt's Deputy, Reveals Pay, Clients

Andrew Wheeler, nominated on Oct. 5 as deputy administrator under Secretary Scott Pruitt, revealed his law firm compensation and clients in an ethics pledge and a financial disclosure posted by the U.S. Office of Government Ethics.       

Preet Bharara, US Attorney Fired By Trump, Joins CNN As Contributor

The network also hired Walter M. Shaub Jr., former director of the Office of Government Ethics.

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

5 months agoLifestyle / Fashion : AOL: Style

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

5 months agoUS Politics / Liberal : Daily Kos

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

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