Office of Government Ethics News
Legal fund in development to help Trump administration and campaign staff pay legal bills in Russia probe
Lawyers are laying the groundwork for a new legal defense fund to aid those who have at one point served candidate and now President Donald Trump and who have been pulled into the ongoing Russia probe. The fund, called the "Patriot Legal Expense Fund," is being looked to as a way to provide
Whistleblower alleges Flynn texted about Russia nuclear deal during inauguration, congressman says
A leading House Democrat revealed Wednesday he was approached by a whistleblower who said a businessman received a text from Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn on Jan. 20, 2017 at 12:11 pm – as the newly sworn President Donald Trump was giving his inaugural address – indicating that a lucrative nuclear energy
Trump's commerce secretary denies knowing of financial links to Russian oligarchs
Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross has denied having any knowledge of Russian President's Vladimir Putin's family connection to a Russian chemical company to which Ross reportedly has significant business ties, according to a statement provided to ABC News by the Department of Commerce. Ross is one of
Watchdog groups flag Trump administration's ethics troubles
Two separate assessments from government watchdog institutions made public this week show growing concerns about the Trump administration’s ethical behavior. On Tuesday, the Office of Government Ethics (OGE) made public a memo by acting director David Apol sent to all government agency heads on
A list of officials who have left the Trump administration
Donald Trump's campaign had its fair share of staff shakeups before the election. And a little over eight months into Trump's presidency, his White House staff and administration have also seen a lot of turnover. Here are the departures of White House staffers and other administration officials,
Nancy Pelosi calls on Trump to fire Steve Bannon after Charlottesville violence
After President Donald Trump denounced "white supremacists" and "hate groups" Monday in remarks about the violence over the weekend in Charlottesville, Virginia, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi is calling on the president to fire his chief strategist, Steve Bannon . Bannon has been singled out
Scaramucci deflects questions on White House leaks to Priebus
White House communications director Anthony Scaramucci is deflecting questions about leaks inside the White House, suggesting that White House Chief of Staff Reince Priebus should be the one to clarify the situation. "If Reince wants to explain that he's not a leaker, let him do that. Let me tell
Outgoing ethics chief calls White House accusation of leaks 'ridiculous'
Walter Shaub, the outgoing director of the office of government ethics , said a White House statement given exclusively to “This Week” accusing him of leaking and tweeting information is "ridiculous.” The statement provided exclusively to “This Week” by a White House official Friday said, “Mr.
Government's top ethics watchdog on why he resigned
Walter Shaub joins "This Week" after announcing he will resign as director of the Office of Government Ethics.