4/24/2018

CONFLICT OF INTEREST/EPA/MEDIA/SCOTT PRUITT/TRUMP PEOPLE: “The former Secret Service agent who leads the security detail for Scott Pruitt, the head of the Environmental Protection Agency, worked on assignments for the tabloid news publisher American Media Inc. during the 2016 presidential campaign, according to records and interviews. The security official, Pasquale Perrotta, had received a waiver […]

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3/21/2018

BUSINESS/CONFLICT OF INTEREST/ETHICS/TRUMP FAMILY/JARED KUSHNER: “Citigroup Inc. said in a letter sent Tuesday [3-20-18] to lawmakers that a loan made to Kushner Cos. shortly after the bank’s chief executive met with Jared Kushner last year was ‘completely appropriate.’ On March 3, 2017, Citi CEO Michael Corbat met with Mr. Kushner, President Donald Trump’s son-in-law and […]

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3/6/2018

CONFLICT OF INTERESTS/ENERGY/EPA/ETHICS/SCOTT PRUITT: “U.S. House Democrats want answers from Environmental Protection Agency chief Scott Pruitt about political appointees in his agency who got special permission to moonlight for outside clients, which they said may compromise their impartiality. Top Democrats on the House Energy and Commerce Committee and its oversight subcommittee said they sent questions […]

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3/5/2018

CONFLICT OF INTERESTS/ETHICS/TRUMP BUSINESS: “The Trump Organization could be in hot legal water after ordering markers for its golf courses that feature the presidential seal, ProPublica reported Monday [3-5-18]. President Donald Trump’s namesake company ordered the new tee markers, complete with the presidential seal, in recent weeks. Federal law forbids the seal be used for […]

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3/1/2018

BUSINESS/CONFLICT OF INTERESTS/ETHICS/TRUMP FAMILY/JARED KUSHNER: “White House senior adviser Jared Kushner’s family real estate group obtained business loans after Kushner met with the company heads in his official government capacity, The New York Times reported Wednesday [2-28-18]. According to the Times, Kushner met with Joshua Harris, one of the founders of Apollo Global Management, on […]

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2/26/2018

CONFLICT OF INTERESTS/LABOR: “The National Labor Relations Board on Monday [2-26-18] made it easier for companies that franchise their brands, such as McDonald’s Corp, to be held liable for labor law violations. The U.S. board overturned its own recent decision limiting corporate liability on the grounds that one of its members, appointed by President Donald […]

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2/15/2018

CONFLICT OF INTERESTS/ETHICS/IRS/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT/TRUMP FAMILY/MELANIA: “President Trump’s inaugural committee paid nearly $26 million to an event planning firm started by an adviser to the first lady, Melania Trump, while donating $5 million — less than expected — to charity, according to tax filings released on Thursday [2-15-18]. The nonprofit group that oversaw Mr. Trump’s […]

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2/12/2018

CONFLICT OF INTERESTS/ETHICS/NATIONAL SECURITY/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT/TRUMP FAMILY: “One week after the 2016 election, President-elect Donald J. Trump tweeted that he was ‘not trying to get *top level security clearance* for my children,’ calling such claims ‘a typically false news story.’ But he said nothing at the time about his son-in-law, Jared Kushner. Nearly 15 months […]

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2/7/2018

CONFLICT OF INTEREST/LABOR/NOMINATIONS/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “President Donald Trump’s nominee to chair the independent agency tasked with adjudicating mine safety cases is a lawyer who has defended coal companies with safety violations. Marco Rajkovich was nominated in January to chair the Federal Mine Safety and Health Review Commission, an independent board responsible for deciding cases under […]

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1/30/2018

CONFLICT OF INTEREST/DEMS/INFRASTRUCTURE/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “President Donald Trump’s critics are already lining up to undercut his infrastructure proposal — the purported bipartisan centerpiece of Tuesday’s [1-30-18] State of the Union speech — as a giveaway to his well-connected friends and a rollback of popular environmental protections. Even before the president formally calls for a deal […]

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1/16/2018

CONFLICT OF INTEREST/ETHICS/TRUMP BUSINESS: “A new report documents 64 politicians, interest groups, corporations and entities affiliated with foreign governments that used Trump-branded properties in the past year. The report released Tuesday [1-16-18] by Public Citizen, a liberal-funded watchdog group based in Washington, comes about a year after President Donald Trump stepped away from day-to-day management […]

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1/11/2018

BETSY DEVOS/CONFLICT OF INTERESTS/EDUCATION: “A company that once had financial ties to Education Secretary Betsy DeVos was one of two firms selected Thursday [1-11-18] by the U.S. Department of Education to help the agency collect overdue student loans. The deal could be worth hundreds of millions of dollars. The decision to award contracts to Windham […]

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1/7/2018

CONFLICT OF INTERESTS/ETHICS/ISRAEL/TRUMP FAMILY/JARED KUSHNER: “Last May, Jared Kushner accompanied President Trump, his father-in-law, on the pair’s first diplomatic trip to Israel, part of Mr. Kushner’s White House assignment to achieve peace in the Middle East. Shortly before, his family real estate company received a roughly $30 million investment from Menora Mivtachim, an insurer that […]

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11/22/2017

CONFLICT OF INTEREST/ETHICS/TRUMP BUSINESS: “Bottles from Trump Winery have been on sale at a gift shop in Shenandoah National Park, located about two hours from Washington, D.C. Ethics watchdogs have slammed President Donald Trump for apparent conflicts of interest, particularly opportunities to make money from his public position. But the park and store management say […]

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11/14/2017

CONFLICT OF INTEREST/JEFF SESSIONS/JUSTICE DEPARTMENT/LEGAL/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “U.S. Atty. Gen. Jeff Sessions, during questioning at a congressional hearing Tuesday [11-14-17], sidestepped questions about whether President Trump’s vitriol toward CNN was factoring into the Department of Justice’s review of a mammoth media merger. AT&T is trying to buy Time Warner Inc. — which owns CNN, HBO, […]

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11/13/2017

CONFLICT OF INTERESTS/JUSTICE DEPARTMENT/NOMINATIONS/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “One of President Trump’s most controversial judicial nominees did not disclose on publicly available congressional documents that he is married to a senior lawyer in the White House Counsel’s Office. The nominee, Brett J. Talley, is awaiting a Senate confirmation vote that could come as early as Monday [11-13-17] […]

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11/6/2017

COMMERCE/CONFLICT OF INTEREST/RUSSIA/WILBUR ROSS: “The commerce secretary, Wilbur L. Ross Jr., indicated on Monday [11-6-17] that he would probably sell his stake in a shipping company with business ties to Russian President Vladimir V. Putin’s inner circle, amid fallout from publication of a vast leak of offshore files that documented the connection. Mr. Ross retained […]

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10/24/2017

CONFLICT OF INTERESTS/ETHICS/INTERIOR/RYAN ZINKE: “Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke has directed millions of dollars in political contributions since 2014 to a network of Washington operatives that prominent conservatives have accused of profiting by misleading donors… The details about Zinke’s fundraising and spending practices have not been previously reported, nor has his years-long relationship with Mackenzie’s Virgin […]

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10/18/2017

CONFLICT OF INTERESTS/LEGAL/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT/TRUMP BUSINESS: ” ‘Donald J. Trump, Defendant’ has graced reams of court papers through decades of dealmaking and New York real estate litigiousness. ‘Donald J. Trump, in his official capacity as President of the United States of America’ remains a relatively new phenomenon. But inside a federal courtroom on Wednesday in […]

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10/12/2017

CONFLICT OF INTERESTS/NOMINATIONS/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “As a top executive at AccuWeather, Barry Myers has pushed for limits on the kinds of products that the National Weather Service offers to the public, saying they offered unfair competition to his industry. Now, President Donald Trump’s nomination of Myers to lead the weather service’s parent agency could allow […]

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10/5/2017

CONFLICT OF INTEREST/ETHICS/INTERIOR/RYAN ZINKE: “The head of the U.S. Department of the Interior came under further scrutiny on Thursday [10-5-17] amid a media report that he had attended a Republican fundraiser in March during a government trip to the Caribbean. Politico, citing department travel records and other documents, said Ryan Zinke attended a Virgin Islands […]

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10/3/2017

CONFLICT OF INTEREST/ETHICS/INTERIOR/RYAN ZINKE: “The U.S. Office of Special Counsel is investigating whether Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke broke the law when he gave a speech to a professional hockey team owned by a political donor in June, the agency said on Tuesday. Zinke is already being investigated by the Interior Department’s inspector general in connection […]

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9/28/2017

CONFLICT OF INTERESTS/TAXES/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “President Trump could cut his tax bills by more than $1.1 billion, including saving tens of millions of dollars in a single year, under his proposed tax changes, a New York Times analysis has found. On Wednesday [9-28-17], the White House announced a sweeping plan to cut a variety of […]

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9/25/2017

CONFLICT OF INTEREST/ETHICS/JUSTICE DEPARTMENT: “On Sept. 28, 2016, three members of the Senate Judiciary Committee sent a letter to the Justice Department suggesting that the drug company Mylan was violating Medicaid laws. Nine days later, the Justice Department reached a massive $465 million settlement with the firm. In between, another action happened almost invisibly: A […]

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7/26/2017

CONFLICT OF INTEREST/ETHICS/TRUMP BUSINESS: “Promotional materials for the Trump Tower in Mumbai improperly featured a reference to President Donald Trump, showing how difficult it is to separate the president from a brand whose value is based on his name. A public-relations campaign for the 75-story condominium tower—set to be completed in less than two years […]

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7/24/2017

ANTHONY SCARAMUCCI/CHINA/CONFLICT OF INTEREST: “Anthony Scaramucci’s appointment as White House communications director presents a sensitive situation for the planned sale of his investment company to a Chinese conglomerate—a deal that is now under government review. Mr. Scaramucci first announced plans to sell a controlling stake in his hedge-fund investing firm, SkyBridge Capital, to Chinese giant […]

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7/21/2017

CONFLICT OF INTEREST/TRUMP FAMILY/JARED KUSHNER: “Potential conflicts of interest spring eternal in the Trump administration. There is the simple fact that the president never divested of his myriad business holdings nor did he release his tax returns. Foreign diplomats and officials continue to book banquets and hotel rooms at Trump-owned properties to court the president’s […]

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7/13/2017

CONFLICT OF INTEREST/GOP/TRUMP FAMILY: “One Republican congressman has some advice for President Donald Trump: get your kids out of the White House. Following the series of emails released by Donald Trump Jr. on Tuesday, Rep. Bill Flores, who represents Texas’s 17th Congressional District, said he thinks the President’s best move is to remove all of […]

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6/16/2017

CONFLICT OF INTEREST/CUBA/ETHICS/FOREIGN POLICY/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT/TRUMP BUSINESS: “The proposed changes in US-Cuba relations that President Donald Trump will unveil Friday in Miami could adversely impact hotel brands that directly compete with Trump’s business empire, making it more difficult for them expand their foothold in Cuba. Trump’s changes in Cuba policy include prohibiting ‘financial transactions, including […]

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6/12/2017

CONFLICT OF INTEREST/ETHICS/LEGAL/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “In a new legal challenge to President Trump, Maryland and the District of Columbia filed a lawsuit Monday [6-12-17] alleging that his failure to shed his private businesses has undermined public trust and violated constitutional bans against self-dealing. The lawsuit, filed in a Maryland federal court, makes many of the […]

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6/11/2017

CONFLICT OF INTEREST/ETHICS/TRUMP BUSINESS: “Government lawyers said Friday [6-9-17] that the U.S. Constitution permits President Donald Trump’s hotels and other businesses to accept payments from foreign governments, in response to a lawsuit alleging such payments violate the Constitution. Instead of divesting after he was elected president, Mr. Trump put his business assets into a trust […]

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6/1/2017

CONFLICT OF INTERESTS/INTELLIGENCE: “House Intelligence Chairman Devin Nunes continues to be a powerful force in the House’s Russia investigation, despite his promise that he was stepping aside as the head of the probe as he came under scrutiny himself from the House ethics committee. The latest example came Wednesday [5-31-7] afternoon, when Nunes issued three […]

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5/23/2017

CONFLICT OF INTERESTS/INTELLIGENCE/RUSSIA/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “President Donald Trump asked two of the government’s top intelligence chiefs to publicly deny evidence of cooperation between his campaign and Russia during the 2016 election, multiple current and former US officials confirmed to CNN Monday [5-22-17]. The revelations, first reported by The Washington Post, deepen the intrigue over alleged […]

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5/18/2017

CONFLICT OF INTERESTS/TRUMP BUSINESS/TRUMP FAMILY/DONALD JR: “Donald Trump Jr. , held a meeting earlier this week in Dubai with a billionaire longtime business partner of Trump Organization, who said the two men had discussed ‘new ideas.’ ‘It was great having my dear friend and business partner Donald Trump Jr. over for lunch,’ developer Hussain Sajwani […]

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5/18/2017

CONFLICT OF INTERESTS/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT/TRUMP BUSINESS: “Senate Democrats called Thursday [5-18-17] for President Donald Trump’s company to disclose significant more details about how it’s been operating since its owner became president. In a letter to the Trump Organization’s new leadership, including the president’s adult sons Donald Trump Jr. and Eric Trump, Sen. Patrick Leahy and […]

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5/17/2017

CONFLICT OF INTERESTS/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “Republican Sen. Susan Collins said Wednesday [5-17-17] morning that President Donald Trump needs to ‘right the ship’ and get his ‘house in order’ after reports emerged that Trump asked former FBI Director James Comey to end his investigation into former national security adviser Michael Flynn. ‘Clearly, the administration needs to […]

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5/12/2017

CONFLICT OF INTERESTS/POLITICS/TREASURY: “A Treasury Department unit that specializes in combating money-laundering will share financial records with an expanding Senate probe into possible ties between Russia and President Donald Trump and his associates, according to people familiar with the matter. The Senate Intelligence Committee requested the records from Treasury’s Financial Crimes Enforcement Network, or FinCEN, […]

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5/8/2017

CONFLICT OF INTERESTS/ETHICS/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT/TRUMP FAMILY/JARED KUSHNER: “It was the first major piece of legislation that President Trump signed into law, and buried on Page 734 was one sentence that brought a potential benefit to the president’s extended family: renewal of a program offering permanent residence in the United States to affluent foreigners investing money […]

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5/8/2017

CHINA/CONFLICT OF INTEREST/ETHICS/IMMIGRATION/TRUMP FAMILY/JARED KUSHNER: “A company owned by Jared Kushner’s family is apologizing for mentioning the White House adviser at an investment conference in China. Kushner Companies said Monday [5-8-17] that the name drop at the event in Beijing on Saturday was not intended to be an ‘attempt to lure investors’ to one of […]

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5/5/2017

CONFLICT OF INTEREST/ETHICS/STATE/TRUMP FAMILY/IVANKA: “An official State Department Twitter account retweeted a tweet promoting Ivanka Trump’s new book, ‘Women Who Work,’ raising ethics questions. It has since been deleted. ‘Thank you to my beautiful sisters for the support of my #WomenWhoWorkBook!’ Ivanka Trump wrote in the initial tweet from her personal account, alongside photos of […]

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4/26/2017

CONFLICT OF INTERESTS/TRUMP FAMILY/JARED KUSHER: “It was the summer of 2012, and Jared Kushner was headed downtown. His family’s real estate firm, the Kushner Companies, would spend about $190 million over the next few months on dozens of apartment buildings in tony Lower Manhattan neighborhoods including the East Village, the West Village and SoHo. For […]

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4/20/2017

CONFLICT OF INTEREST/EPA/TRUMP PEOPLE/SCOTT PRUITT: “Dow Chemical is pushing a Trump administration that’s open to scrapping regulations to ignore the findings of federal scientists who point to a family of widely used pesticides as harmful to about 1,800 critically threatened or endangered species. Lawyers representing Dow, whose CEO is a close adviser to President Donald […]

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04/18/2017

CHINA/CONFLICT OF INTERESTS/ETHICS/FOREIGN POLICY/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “A top Democrat on the House Oversight Committee blasted the family of President Donald Trump on Tuesday [4-18-17], saying that the approval in China of patents for Ivanka Trump set a new bar for ethical conflicts. ‘Just when you think you’ve seen it all, Trump offers something else that’s […]

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4/19/2017

CAMPAIGN/CONFLICT OF INTERESTS/ETHICS/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “President Donald Trump’s record $106.7 million inauguration fundraising haul drew heavily from U.S. companies with policy issues in front of the new Republican administration, according to documents released Wednesday [4-19-17]… Other Trump inauguration corporate donors — named in an exhaustive 510-page Federal Election Commission report — are among those who […]

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04/04/2017

CABINET/CONFLICT OF INTEREST/HHS/TRUMP PEOPLE/TOM PRICE: “Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price more than tripled his investment when he sold shares in a small biotechnology company developing a multiple sclerosis drug that might one day seek approval from Dr. Price’s agency, public disclosures show. Dr. Price sold the shares of Australia-based Innate Immunotherapeutics Ltd. in […]

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3/29/2017

CONFLICT OF INTEREST/TRUMP FAMILY/IVANKA: “Ivanka Trump, the elder daughter of President Trump, is becoming an official government employee, joining her husband in serving as an unpaid adviser to her father in the White House. Ms. Trump already has an office in the West Wing, and she said last week that she would serve as an […]

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03/30/2017

CONFLICT OF INTEREST/INTELLIGENCE/RUSSIA/DEVIN NUNES: “California Rep. Adam Schiff may not offer much by way of substance, but give him marks for political flimflam. The ranking Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee was so successful at ginning up fake outrage over his Republican counterpart that he successfully buried this week’s only real (and bombshell) news. Mr. […]

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3/29/2017

CONFLICT OF INTEREST/INTELLIGENCE/POLITICAL FIGURES/RUSSIA/DEVIN NUNES: “House intelligence chairman Devin Nunes rebuffed calls to step aside from the Russia investigation Tuesday [3-28-17] as demands grew for him to recuse himself as head of that probe. ‘Why would I?’ Nunes said. The calls for him to resign came after revelations about his meeting with a secret source […]

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3/28/2017

CABINET/CONFLICT OF INTEREST/ETHICS/TREASURY/TRUMP PEOPLE/STEVEN MNUCHIN: “The top Democrat on the Senate Finance Committee asked the government ethics watchdog on Monday to review comments by Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin plugging ‘The Lego Batman Movie,’ a film one of his companies produced, for a possible ethics violation. In a letter to Office of Government Ethics Director Walter […]

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3/27/2017

2016 ELECTION/CONFLICT OF INTEREST/INTELLIGENCE/RUSSIA/WIRETAPPING/DEVIN NUNES: “House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes met with an anonymous source on White House grounds last week shortly before announcing publicly that U.S. intelligence agencies intercepted information about President Donald Trump and his staff during the presidential transition. A spokesman for Mr. Nunes said the California Republican, charged with overseeing […]

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3/23/2017

CONFLICT OF INTEREST/INTELLIGENCE/OBAMA/RUSSIA/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT/WIRETAPPING: “House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes has reportedly apologized to committee members, one day after he went to the president and press, saying the Trump transition team may have been surveilled during former President Barack Obama’s administration… ‘Details about the U.S. persons involved in the incoming administration with little or no […]

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3/21/2017

CONFLICT OF INTEREST/ETHICS/LEGAL/TRUMP FAMILY/IVANKA: “Being so closely associated with the President of the United States might be serving Ivanka Trump’s brand for the better, but a California retailer thinks such an advantage crosses into the category of illegal competition. Modern Appealing Clothing, a family-owned boutique selling lines like Dries Van Noten and Comme des Garçons […]

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3/21/2017

CONFLICT OF INTEREST/TRUMP FAMILY/IVANKA: “Ivanka Trump will work out of an office in the West Wing and get a security clearance, a White House official told CNN Monday [3-20-17]. The official also confirmed Trump will receive government-provided communication devices, although she will not be a government employee. The move places President Donald Trump’s eldest daughter […]

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3/20/2017

CONFLICT OF INTEREST/JUSTICE DEPARTMENT/TRUMP PEOPLE/KELLYANNE CONWAY/GEORGE CONWAY: “President Trump is expected to nominate the husband of White House counselor Kellyanne Conway, to run the Justice Department’s civil division, two sources familiar with the matter confirmed to CNN. If confirmed by the Senate, George Conway would lead an office that would handle legal challenges to major […]

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3/12/2017

CONFLICT OF INTEREST/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “President Donald Trump pledged to forgo a presidential salary, but as his second payday approaches, the White House is declining to say if the president has donated any of his earnings yet. During the campaign, Trump promised he would take ‘no salary’ if elected — a pledge he reiterated after […]

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3/09/2017

CONFLICT OF INTEREST/ETHICS/TRUMP PEOPLE/IVANKA/KELLYANNE CONWAY: “The Office of Government Ethics isn’t happy with the White House’s decision not to punish top aide Kellyanne Conway for plugging Ivanka Trump’s products in a TV interview. OGE Director Walter Shaub told the White House in a letter Thursday [3-9-17] that he remains concerned with Conway’s ‘misuse of position.’… […]

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3/08/2017

CONFLICT OF INTEREST/LEGAL/LOBBYING/NATIONAL SECURITY/RUSSIA/TRUMP PEOPLE/MICHAEL FLYNN: “POLITICO reported in November that Flynn’s consulting firm, Flynn Intel Group, was lobbying for a Dutch consulting firm with ties to Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. The new documents confirm that Flynn lobbied for the Turkish-linked firm, Inovo BV, before and immediately after the election. They also reveal that […]

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3/07/2017

CONFLICT OF INTEREST/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “President Trump raised eyebrows after he posted five congratulatory tweets promoting a Monday announcement from the energy giant ExxonMobil, the company from which his secretary of state came to the administration. The company had said earlier in the day that it was expanding its manufacturing operation along the Gulf Coast […]

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2/9/2017

CONFLICT OF INERTEST/TRUMP PEOPLE/KELLYANNE CONWAY: “The Office of Government Ethics [OGE] said Thursday that it has received a flood of messages from citizens concerned about ‘recent events,’ purportedly referring to comments by President Donald Trump’s White House counselor Kellyanne Conway, who urged consumers to buy Ivanka Trump’s products. ‘OGE’s website, phone system and email system […]

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2/9/2017

CONFLICT OF INTERESTS/KELLYANNE CONWAY/TRUMP FAMILY/IVANKA: “The White House on Thursday ‘counseled’ Kellyanne Conway, one of President Trump’s top advisers, in an unusual show of displeasure after she urged consumers to buy fashion products marketed by Ivanka Trump, the president’s daughter. Legal experts said Ms. Conway might have violated a federal ethics rule against endorsing products […]

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2/6/2017

HEALTHCARE/OBAMACARE(ACA): "Over the last few days, the Republicans’ campaign against the Affordable Care Act has undergone a subtle shift in branding. They’re no longer talking about a strategy of 'repeal and replace’: The new buzzword is 'repair.' Yet a package of three Republican bills reviewed last week by the House Committee on Energy and Commerce […]

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2/03/2017

CONFLICT OF INTEREST/TRUMP BUSINESS: “Just days before his inauguration, President-elect Donald J. Trump stood beside his tax lawyer at a Midtown Manhattan news conference as she announced that he planned to place his vast business holdings in a trust, a move she said would allay fears that he might exploit the Oval Office for personal […]

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