Ethics

Analysis: Why Firing Mick Mulvaney Is Riskier Than Keeping Him

President Trump’s third chief of staff seemed destined for the door until impeachment came along.

Viewpoint: Trump’s Government Lawyers Don’t Know Who Their Real Client Is

White House and Justice Department attorneys work for the government and the public—but are acting in Trump’s personal interest instead.

Ethics Officials Criticize Selection of Trump Resort for G-7 Summit

They cite potential emoluments clause and government contracting law violations.

Viewpoint: Trump’s Most Shameless Act of Profiteering

The president is bringing the G7 to the struggling Trump Doral resort.

Analysis: What Elizabeth Warren Learned From Her Heroine

Frances Perkins’s genius lay in spotting a problem—and framing it as something government action could fix.

A 'Staggering' 281 Lobbyists Have Worked in the Trump Administration

That’s one lobbyist for every 14 political appointees, and four times more than Obama appointed in half the time.

House Is Investigating Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao’s Possible Conflicts of Interest

The Oversight and Reform Committee is requesting documents related to her family’s company, financial investments and travel.

Justice Department Awards Kavanaugh Team One of Its Highest Honors

Previously, the award has been given to terrorism, human trafficking and other criminal prosecution teams.

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Lawmakers Call On Commerce Chief to Resign Over Alleged Threats to Fire Top NOAA Officials

Ross is said to have threatened to fire officials if they would not fix a statement contradicting the president’s claims Hurricane Dorian was likely to hit Alabama.

House Democrats Probe Federal Officials’ Stays at Trump Properties

Lawmakers look into possible Emoluments Clause violations and potential waste of taxpayer funds.

Republicans and Democrats Divided on Approach to Scientific Integrity at Federal Agencies

Democrats hold hearing to advocate for a bill they say would protect federal researchers from inappropriate political influence. 

Government Ethics Chief Warns Trump Appointees That Agreements Are ‘Not Mere Aspirations’

Top ethics official notes that he can take steps to punish those who violate pacts to avoid conflicts.

Special Counsel Defends Career Staff as Panel Subpoenas Trump Counselor Over Hatch Act Violations

Kellyanne Conway’s no-show at a House hearing prompts partisan-tinged questioning of Special Counsel Henry Kerner.

Drug Enforcement Administration Executive Cited for Nepotism

Justice Department IG finds son and former employees hired as contractors, wasting hundreds of thousands of dollars.