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Government ethics office says it will stick with ban on anonymous gifts

Changes to a 1993 guidance on donations to legal defense funds for government employees raised concerns that longstanding internal policy would be reversed.

Ethics Office Lets Lobbyists Help Buy Lawyers For White House Staff

ethics office lets lobbyists help buy lawyers for white house staff
Watch VideoWhite House employees who might need to lawyer-up for the ongoing Russian probes just got a huge gift from the Office of Government Ethics. The agency reversed guidelines that prohibited..

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News video: Gov Ethics Office To Continue Anonymous Gifts Ban

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On Friday the head of the U.S. Office of Government Ethics said that the agency is sticking with its long-standing stance prohibiting anonymous donations to White House legal defense funds. This..
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News video: WH Ethics Office Makes It Easier for Staff to Lawyer Up

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And it's setting off alarm bells for some in the ethics community.
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Anonymous Donors to Legal Defense Allowed by Govt Ethics

The Office of Government Ethics has reversed an internal policy that prohibits anonymous donations from lobbyists to White House staffers with legal defense funds, Politico reported.

Edsall appeals ruling that found hiring of son was improper

The University of Connecticut and football coach Randy Edsall are appealing a ruling by the state's ethics office that the school violated Connecticut's ban on nepotism by hiring Edsall's son as an..

Water agency is looking into its own ethics office

The Metropolitan Water District has opened a review into its own ethics office, hiring a Washington, D.C.-based law firm to look into at least two investigations carried out at the agency. The MWD..
L.A. Times

The West Betrays U.S. Heroes Who Prevented Another 9/11

the west betrays u.s. heroes who prevented another 9/11
Authored by Giulio Meotti via The Gatestone Institute, · *"Those who work as spies know the risks from America's enemies, but they shouldn't have to worry about politicized retribution from its..
Zero Hedge

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

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 today.

Former Ethics Director Says Trump Is Causing A 'Crisis;' Calls For Reforms

Walter Shaub, former head of the federal ethics office, says that unless compliance laws are toughened, American ethical norms will fade away. They will be replaced by new, lower standards, he fears.

Ex-Ethics Chief Shaub: Trump's Use of 'Drain the Swamp' Is Wrong

Walter Shaub, former chief of the government ethics office, took aim at Donald Trump, claiming the president was improperly using the phrase "drain the swamp." Shaub, who resigned earlier this month,..

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

By making the job temporary and avoiding Senate confirmation hearings, Mr. Trump is able to avoid public debate about the role of the office in his administration.

Outgoing Ethics Chief Says Country Is "Pretty Close To A Laughingstock" Under Trump

outgoing ethics chief says country is pretty close to a laughingstock under trump
The outgoing director of the federal government's ethics office has decided to seize his 15 minutes of fame on his way out the door by sitting down for an interview with the New York Times to warn..
Zero Hedge

Ethics office rules UConn coach Randy Edsall violated nepotism laws by hiring son

Huskies tight ends coach Corey Edsall will be able to keep his job for a year
CBS Sports

Departing Chief of Ethics Office: US Is 'Close to a Laughingstock'

The outgoing chief of the Office of Government Ethics (OGE) didn't mince words about what he calls President Donald Trump's "profiting from the presidency," in an interview with The New York Times.

America ‘close to a laughingstock’: Former government ethics chief rips Trump for running US into the ground

Walter Shaub, the outgoing chief of the Government Ethics Office, has told the New York Times that President Donald Trump has made America the butt of jokes when it comes to ethical standards in..
Raw Story

News24.com | Trump spats: Outgoing US ethics head urges rule changes

The outgoing head of the US Government Ethics Office has called for more rigorous rules on conflicts of interest, saying the Trump administration had consistently thwarted his agency's work.

US ethics chief resigns over clashes with President Donald Trump

The head of the US government's ethics office, who has clashed frequently with President Donald Trump, has resigned.
India Today

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