Political ethics

ARCHIVO - Esta foto del 3 de abril del 2018 muestra al admnistrador de la Agencia de Protección Ambiental de Estados Unidos, Scott Pruitt, mientras hace declaraciones en Washington. (AP foto/Andrew Harnik)
April 05, 2018 - 2:11 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — An Environmental Protection Agency lawyer said he wasn't provided the full facts when he ruled there was no ethics violation in Administrator Scott Pruitt's lease of a bargain-priced Capitol Hill condo with ties to a fossil fuels lobbyist. In the meantime, White House officials...
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April 04, 2018 - 2:07 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — An independent ethics office says a Tennessee congressman, Republican John Duncan, may have improperly converted more than $100,000 from his campaign committee and leadership political action committee to personal use. The conclusions from the Office of Congressional Ethics were...
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April 02, 2018 - 10:01 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Congressional Democrats are raising questions about the structure of a defense fund for White House and Trump campaign officials caught up in investigations into Russian meddling in the election. Eighteen House Democrats wrote the U.S. Office of Government Ethics on Monday. They...
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FILE - In this March 7, 2018, file photo, Veterans Affairs Secretary David Shulkin speaks at a news conference at the Washington Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Washington. Shulkin is making it clear he was fired from his job amid conflicting claims from the White House. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File)
April 02, 2018 - 9:01 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Former Veterans Affairs Secretary David Shulkin downplayed concerns about his potential successor's lack of managerial experience Monday, saying the key for improving the VA will be surrounding White House doctor Ronny Jackson with a good team "because no one person can do this...
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March 27, 2018 - 11:25 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Two House Democrats pressed the White House counsel's office Tuesday to provide results from a newly revealed internal inquiry into more than $500 million in loans made last year by two companies to Trump administration senior adviser Jared Kushner's family firm. The loans...
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FILE – In this Nov. 16, 2017, file photo, U.S. Sen. Bob Menendez speaks to reporters after U.S. District Judge William H. Walls declared a mistrial in Menendez' federal corruption trial, during a news conference outside the Martin Luther King Jr. Federal Building and U.S. Courthouse in Newark, N.J. Menendez announced plans Tuesday, March 27, 2018, to kick off his re-election bid for a third term, two months after federal prosecutors dropped corruption charges against the New Jersey Democrat. Top Democrats including fellow U.S. Sen. Cory Booker and New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy are set to join Menendez during Wednesday, March 28, 2018, events in his hometown of Union City, N.J., where he was once mayor, and in southern New Jersey. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez, File)
March 27, 2018 - 11:24 am
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Democratic U.S. Sen. Bob Menendez of New Jersey will kick off his re-election bid for a third term Wednesday, just two months after federal prosecutors dropped corruption charges against him. The 64-year-old Democrat announced Tuesday will hold events in his hometown of Union...
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FILE - In this Thursday, Nov. 9, 2017, file photo, White House Senior adviser Jared Kushner attends a meeting in Beijing. The head of the federal government's ethics agency says the White House is looking into whether up to $500 million that went to Trump administration senior adviser Jared Kushner's family real estate company may have spurred ethics or criminal law violations. (Thomas Peter/Pool Photo via AP, File)
March 26, 2018 - 10:39 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — White House officials have been looking into whether $500 million in loans that went to Trump administration senior adviser Jared Kushner's family real estate company may have spurred ethics or criminal law violations, according to the head of the federal government's ethics...
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U.S. Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke speaks in support of the re-introduction of the grizzly bear to the North Cascades in Washington during a news conference Friday, March 23, 2018. Zinke made his announcement at the North Cascades National Park Service Complex Headquarters in Sedro-Woolley, Wash., to a group of local officials and the media. (Scott Terrell /Skagit Valley Herald via AP)
March 23, 2018 - 6:42 pm
SEATTLE (AP) — The federal government intends to restore grizzly bears in the remote North Cascade Mountains of Washington state, a goal that represents "the American conservation ethic come to life," Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke said Friday. Zinke made the announcement during a visit to North...
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FILE - In this June 7, 2017 file photo, acting FBI Director Andrew McCabe appears before a Senate Intelligence Committee hearing about the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act on Capitol Hill in Washington. Attorney General Jeff Sessions said Friday, March 16, 2018, that he has fired former FBI Deputy Director McCabe, a longtime and frequent target of President Donald Trump's anger, just two days before his scheduled retirement date. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)
March 18, 2018 - 5:33 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Andrew McCabe, the onetime FBI deputy director long scorned by President Donald Trump and just fired by the attorney general, kept personal memos detailing interactions with the president that have been provided to the special counsel's office and are similar to the notes compiled...
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March 17, 2018 - 6:41 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the dismissal of Andrew McCabe, a former FBI deputy director (all times local): 5:30 p.m. The Associated Press has learned that the recently fired FBI deputy director kept personal memos detailing interactions with President Donald Trump. And they have been provided...
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