Stories tagged: Conflict of interest
Fri., Nov. 10, 2017, 1:47 p.m.
EPA extends controversial conflict-of-interest policy to nearly two dozen advisory boards
When EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt announced a plan recently to forbid scientists who receive grants from the agency from serving as outside advisers, he singled out three key groups: the …
UPDATED: Sat., Oct. 21, 2017, 4:47 p.m.
Democrats to ban money from donors that ‘conflict’
The Democratic National Committee voted Saturday to ban donations from certain corporate political action committees – including those tied to tobacco companies, gun makers and payday lenders – that “conflict” …
UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 8, 2017, 7:15 p.m.
Is Trump pocketing our tax dollars? Lawmakers push for answers
As President Donald Trump spends much of August at his New Jersey golf club, Democratic lawmakers are making a new push for information about how much money the federal government …
UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 4, 2017, 9:31 p.m.
Complaint: Trump strategist may have improper PR arrangement
The Campaign Legal Center is complaining in a letter to the White House that a top adviser to President Donald Trump may be illegally accepting outside professional services.
Tue., July 25, 2017, 11:53 a.m.
Four House committees to vote on Trump controversies
Using an obscure tactic, House Democrats will force their GOP colleagues to take controversial committee votes this week over President Donald Trump’s business ties and the government’s widening Russia probe.
Fri., June 16, 2017, 5:51 p.m.
Trump financial form shows revenue up at Mar-a-Lago
President Donald Trump’s Washington hotel saw almost $20 million in revenue during its first few months of operation – a period that coincided with his election and inauguration as the …
UPDATED: Fri., May 19, 2017, 9:32 p.m.
Trump attorney didn’t want him to sign financial disclosure to prove it was true
President Donald Trump’s attorneys initially wanted him to submit an updated financial disclosure without certifying the information as true, according to correspondence with the Office of Government Ethics.
UPDATED: Mon., May 8, 2017, 9:05 a.m.
Eric Trump denies alleged statements on Russian funding
President Donald Trump’s son denied Monday that he told a sportswriter that the family’s real estate business got money from Russia to fund golf courses.
Tue., April 25, 2017, 1:42 p.m.
Watchdog group: Trump’s son-in-law and adviser must do more to avoid conflicts
The government watchdog group Democracy 21 on Tuesday asked White House senior advisor Jared Kushner to recuse himself from a wide array of policy areas due to Kushner’s decision to …
UPDATED: Tue., March 21, 2017, 2:52 p.m.
New Trump hotels face political fights, ethics questions
The Trump Organization is launching a chain of new hotels with plans to open in cities large and small across the country. The bold expansion plan raises some thorny ethical …
UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 14, 2017, 4:46 p.m.
Ethics office wants White House to investigate Kellyanne Conway
The Office of Government Ethics is recommending the White House investigate and take disciplinary action against Kellyanne Conway, the president’s special counselor who touted his daughter’s clothing line during a …
Fri., Feb. 10, 2017, 5:19 a.m.
Dominican deal tests Trump pledge of no new foreign projects
The Trump Organization is returning to a long-dormant licensing deal involving a beachfront luxury resort in the Dominican Republic, testing the limits of Donald Trump’s pledge to halt new international …
Thu., Feb. 9, 2017, 4:57 p.m.
Trump’s alleged business conflicts and ties to Russia could get House probe
In an escalation of Democratic efforts to highlight questions about President Donald Trump’s potential conflicts of interest and alleged ties to Russia, a senior House Democrat is dusting off a …
Thu., Feb. 9, 2017, 12:27 p.m.
White House adviser Kellyanne Conway ‘counseled’ after Ivanka brand promotion
The White House has “counseled” a top aide to President Donald Trump after she promoted Ivanka Trump’s fashion line during a national cable television appearance from the White House.
UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 8, 2017, 8:31 p.m.
Weekend visit to Trump resort by Japan’s Abe raises an ethics question: Who pays?
The visit of Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to the Trump-family-owned Mar-a-Lago resort in Palm Beach, Fla., this weekend is fraught with ethical problems. Will U.S. taxpayers pay for Abe? …
Mon., Jan. 23, 2017, 11:02 a.m.
Trump business ties violate Constitution, lawsuit claims
To fight what it called a “grave threat” to the country, a watchdog group on Monday filed a lawsuit alleging that President Donald Trump is violating the Constitution by allowing …
Fri., Jan. 13, 2017, 11:41 a.m.
Democrats press FBI to investigate Trump-Russia ties
House Democrats emerged from a briefing about Russian interference in the 2016 election demanding that the FBI investigate what links may have existed between the Kremlin and President-elect Donald Trump’s …
Wed., Jan. 11, 2017, 7:37 a.m.
Netanyahu’s grip on power under threat as gift scandal grows
Benjamin Netanyahu has survived many challenges on his way to becoming the second longest-serving prime minister in Israeli history. A deepening criminal investigation now presents a new threat to his …
Wed., Jan. 4, 2017, 12:15 p.m.
Trump pulls out of $250 million tower plan in Black Sea resort
Donald Trump’s company pulled out of a proposed $250 million tower project in the Georgian Black Sea resort town of Batumi, the latest effort by the U.S. president-elect to defuse …
Fri., Dec. 16, 2016, 3:05 p.m.
Trump moves to cancel business deals in Azerbaijan, Georgia
The Trump Organization has canceled a licensing deal for a hotel in Azerbaijan and is taking steps to do the same for a project in neighboring Georgia, part of recent …
Fri., Dec. 16, 2016, 9:24 a.m.
Trump security aide Flynn has deep ties to defense contractors
Donald Trump’s selection of Michael Flynn as national security adviser caused concern last month when it was revealed that Flynn represented a business with ties to the Turkish government while …
Wed., Dec. 14, 2016, 11:26 a.m.
Democrats say Obama administration agrees: Trump must sell D.C. hotel
Congressional Democrats led by Rep. Elijah Cummings of Maryland say Obama administration officials have informed them that President-elect Donald Trump will need to divest his interest in his D.C. hotel …
Wed., Dec. 14, 2016, 6:20 a.m.
Trump’s business ties span far and wide
Donald Trump says his business is “great,” and you’ll have to trust him on that. One of the few things an outsider can know for sure is that it’s a …
Mon., Dec. 12, 2016, 3:54 p.m.
Trump postponing announcement on future of his businesses
President-elect Donald Trump is postponing until next month a previously announced news conference to outline how he’ll handle his far-flung business operations while in the White House, according to senior …
Fri., Dec. 9, 2016, 10:58 a.m.
Ex-GOP officials want Trump to quit his business operations
Six days before Donald Trump is set to announce a plan to exit operations of his company, former Republican officials and a conservative author who targeted the Clintons – and …
Tue., Dec. 6, 2016, 8:53 a.m.
Trump tidbits: Aide says president-elect sold all his stocks in June
A spokesman for Donald Trump says the president-elect sold all of his stocks in June. The spokesman did not provide any proof or specify the stocks that were sold.
Thu., Dec. 1, 2016, 11:24 a.m.
Democrats press Obama administration over conflicts at Trump’s D.C. hotel
Four Democrats in the House of Representatives are pushing the Obama Administration to address potential conflicts of interests and contractural violations that could arise when Trump becomes president in January.
Mon., Nov. 28, 2016, 2:25 p.m.
House Democrats demand Chaffetz probe Trump’s finances
Democrats on Monday made their strongest call to date for a congressional investigation into President-elect Donald Trump’s business entanglements and possible conflicts of interest, asking the GOP’s top House investigator …
Wed., Nov. 16, 2016, 12:57 p.m.
Trump’s tangled businesses pose potential for conflicts
Asked on TV earlier this year whether a President Donald Trump would ever mix politics with business, his eldest son, Donald Jr., said there was no risk of that. The …
Mon., Nov. 14, 2016, 12:05 p.m.
Investigate Trump’s potential conflicts of interest, top Dem tells Chaffetz
A leading House Democrat called on Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Jason Chaffetz to launch an investigation of President-elect Donald Trump’s financial arrangements “to ensure that he does not …