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Ethics office blasts Trump refusal to disclose lobby waivers
The Trump administration is pushing back on an effort by the Office of Government Ethics to force the disclosure of waivers issued to ex-lobbyists in the administration.
House Oversight Committee Asks for Review of Conway's Endorsement of Ivanka Trump Brand
Congressmen have chimed in as the fallout of Kellyanne Conway's public pitch to "go buy Ivanka's stuff" continues, with the House Oversight Committee chairman calling the remarks "over the line" and asking for a review by the Office of Government Ethics. Conway, a counselor to the president, made
Trump Plan to Donate Hotel Profits Doesn't Erase Ethics Concerns: Experts
Some ethics experts take issue with Donald Trump 's claim that he will donate any profits his company reaps from foreign government officials staying in his hotels during his presidential term to the U.S Treasury. The president-elect has at least nine hotels in the U.S. and several existing hotels
Trump Still Faces Conflicts of Interest With Children Running Business, Ethics Agency Says
Donald Trump ’s plan to transfer control of his company to his children does not solve concerns that his company will create a conflict when he takes office, according to a newly-released document from the Office of Government Ethics. “Transferring operational control of a company to one’s children
Defense Report Omits Panetta's SEAL Team 6 Disclosure
The final Defense Department watchdog report on the military’s cooperation with the makers of film “Zero Dark Thirty” largely clears the department of wrongdoing, but leaves out two instances in which, according to a previous version of the report, then-CIA chief Leon Panetta and a...
The Secret History of NSA Contractors
NSA Leaker Ed Snwoden is one of thousands of contractors working at the NSA
After Leak, Rep. King Demands 'Zero Dark Thirty' Disclosure Report
Draft IG Report, Published Online, Says Leon Panetta Incidentally Disclosed Secret Info to Filmmaker
US Embassy in Kabul 'Dangerously Vulnerable' to Attack: Report
The U.S. Embassy compound in Kabul is “dangerously vulnerable to a new attack,” according to a new report issued today by an independent watchdog group that monitors government spending and misconduct. For the report, the Project on Government Oversight (POGO) said it interviewed a number...
Petraeus Scandal: Paula Broadwell Stars in Gun Commercial
In addition to the book and the romance, Paula Broadwell's role as a trusted confidant of General David Petraeus provided another benefit: rising-star status in elite military circles. That meant, among other perks, a speaking slot at the Aspen Ideas Festival, an invitation to Washington's annual
Exclusive: Video Shows Drunk US Defense Contractors
Tonight, shocking behavior caught on tape. Employees of a big u.S. Defense contractor in afghanistan appearing extremely drunk, fumbling and shirtless, on the job. A cell phone video obtained exclusively by abc news is igniting outrage over a scene that looks more like a rowdy frat house than the