GovExec Daily: Congress and Investment in Defense Firms

The Project on Government Oversight's Dylan Hedtler-Gaudette and Nathan Siegel join the podcast to discuss ethics, Congress and the Pentagon budget.


Search Warrant Shows Trump under Investigation for Possible Espionage Act Violations

The seven-page document includes a brief description of everything the FBI confiscated.


GovExec Daily: What Happens After The Mar-A-Lago FBI Search?

Federal employment attorney Dan Mayer joins the podcast to discuss records management and what feds need to know.


How the FBI Knew What to Search for at Mar-A-Lago – and Why the Presidential Records Act Is An Essential Tool for the National Archives and Future Historians

A presidential scholar sets the history and context for the battle over President Trump’s official records – and says it isn’t the first records battle between the government and a former president.


New Photos Suggest How Trump, Flush with Power, May Have Sent Official Documents down the Toilet

Photos showing what appear to be torn-up documents in two different toilets may provide more evidence of the former president’s habit of destroying his presidential documents.


Feds Could Accept Donations of up to $10K for Legal Funds Under First-Ever Ethics Rule

Ethics office looks to create tighter oversight of who can donate to pay for federal workers' legal fees, but usual gift restrictions won't apply.


She’s Supposed to Protect Americans From Toxic Chemicals. First, She Just Has to Fix Trump’s Mess and Decades of Neglect.

Biden promised to prioritize people over polluters. His pick to deliver that, Michal Freedhoff, is facing a bare-bones budget, demoralized staff and increasingly angry advocates.


Fed Workers Should Be Careful About Donating Directly to Ukraine’s Military

Donations to an overseas government or agent have to be reported, and federal employees are responsible for ensuring their donation goes where it should.


An Investigation Has Found That Trump’s First Interior Secretary Violated His Ethics Obligations

The inspector general referred the matter to the Justice Department, but it declined to pursue criminal prosecution.


All American Presidents Have Lied – the Question Is Why and When

A political philosopher argues that while all American presidents may lie, those who appear to lie for the public good are often celebrated.


GovExec Daily: Feds Have to Follow Stronger Ethics Rules Than Members of Congress. Why?

The Project on Government Oversight's Dylan Hedtler-Gaudette and National Taxpayers Union's Andrew Lautz join the podcast to discuss members of Congress trading individual stocks and ethics.


GovExec Daily: Biden's Ethics Promises Remain In-Progress

Courtney Bublé joins the podcast to discuss the administration's efforts toward long-term change.


Despite Biden’s Efforts on Ethics, Some Observers Say More Safeguards Are Needed

“We’re in kind of a post-Watergate era right now,” said Dylan Hedtler-Gaudette, government affairs manager at the Project on Government Oversight. “I think that’s exactly the time you want to do something like a reform of government ethics.”


GovExec Daily: How to Address Corruption in Government

The Project on Government Oversight's Walter Shaub and Dylan Hedtler-Gaudette join the podcast to discuss how ethics laws can be strengthened.


Steve Bannon Indicted Over Jan. 6 Panel Snub, Pushing Key Question Over Presidential Power to the Courts

Donald Trump asked former aides not to testify before a committee investigating the Jan. 6 Capitol insurrection. The Department of Justice has now charged one over that refusal.


GovExec Daily: What the Fat Leonard Scandal Means for the Navy

Journalist Tom Wright joins the podcast to discuss his series on the scandal.


GovExec Daily: The Hatch Act and the Biden Administration

Courtney Bublé joins the podcast to discuss a new complaint against White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki.


Oversight Group Files Hatch Act Complaint Against White House Press Secretary

While not as “outrageous” as the Trump administration’s actions, that doesn’t “mean we should be casual about compliance with an important ethics law,” the group’s president says.


Lawmakers Question Accounting Firms Over ‘Revolving Door’ With Federal Agencies

A recent news investigation detailed potential ethics issues over the past four presidential administrations.