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Trump Administration Gives Ethics Waivers to Ex-Lobbyists President pledged to limit influence of lobbyists during his campaign

Jun 7, 2017...A fresh batch of ethics waivers made public Wednesday offers new insight into the roles that ex-lobbyists and other one-time industry representatives have taken in the Trump administration to shape health care, immigration and other policy matters.

Ethics Watchdogs Make a Career of It Norm Eisen and Richard Painter are among Trump’s most vocal critics

Mar 16, 2017...Norm Eisen, Barack Obama’s White House ethics czar, was such a stickler for enforcing the rules that even some colleagues privately expressed relief when he traipsed off to Prague for an ambassadorship.

Trump’s Ethics Waivers Grant Ex-Lobbyists Wide Influence Ethics watchdogs, some lobbyists decry movement between K Street and administration

Jun 1, 2017...The batch of ethics waivers released by the White House offered more evidence of what everyone already knew: The Trump administration, despite pledges to “drain the swamp,” has embraced the revolving door between government and the private sector.

Ep. 49: Trump’s Ethics Give Democrats a Midterm Weapon The Big Story

Apr 12, 2017...President Donald Trump has a blasé approach to the long list of complaints about his ethical conflicts and quandaries, and his GOP base hardly seems to mind, CQ Roll Call’s lobbying reporter Kate Ackley says. But all the questionable behavior by the president, his senior aides and his family are already giving Democrats on the Hill plenty of talking points for the midterm campaign.

Pileup of Ethical Issues Gives Democrats Powerful Weapon Against Trump Fog of suspicion continues to dog president on all sides

Apr 5, 2017...A small, previously obscure federal ethics office has catalogued a burst of inquiries and complaints from the public — more than 30,000 — since Donald Trump’s election as president, compared to a few hundred in all of fiscal 2015.

Trump Criticizes House GOP on Ethics Office Overhaul President-elect says party should focus on tax reform, Obamacare

Jan 3, 2017...Donald Trump on Tuesday chastised the more than 100 House Republicans who voted Monday night to gut the independent Office of Congressional Ethics, marking the first clash between the president-elect and his party’s House caucus.

Ethics Group Questions Hank Johnson’s Ossoff Help Conservative nonprofit says Georgia Democrat used House website to help 6th District campaign

Apr 24, 2017...A conservative-leaning ethics foundation filed an inquiry Monday with the Office of Congressional Ethics, asking it to look into Rep. Hank Johnson’s use of official resources to help Georgia Democrat Jon Ossoff’s campaign.

Classified Information Complicates Nunes Ethics Probe Results of investigation may not be revealed at all

Apr 13, 2017...The outcome of an ethics investigation surrounding House Intelligence Chairman Devin Nunes’ disclosure of classified information might never see the light of day, depending on how it’s handled.

Mnuchin's ‘Batman’ Flap is No Joke, Ethics Experts Say “It reflects a lack of concern for the ethics rules.”

Mar 29, 2017...Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin’s disclaimer before promoting a movie he produced does not clear him of potential violations of ethics rules, experts said.