Office of Government Ethics Director Walter M. Shaub announced his resignation on Thursday after months of conflict with the Trump administration, notably regarding divestiture from President Donald Trump’s businesses and delays in disclosing ethics waivers for appointees.
Two Democratic members of the House of Representatives are under review by the House Ethics Committee for alleged wrongdoing.
Sen. Ron Wyden (D., Ore.), the top Democrat on the Senate Finance Committee, has asked the Office of Government Ethics to investigate comments made by Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin about the children’s movie “The Lego Batman Movie.”
A government watchdog group has filed a complaint with the Office of Congressional Ethics calling for an investigation of Rep. Alcee Hastings (D., Fla.) for maxing out the congressional salary of his longtime girlfriend for five straight years.
The chief of staff to former Rep. Corrine Brown (D., Fla.) has pleaded guilty to fraud after being indicted for using charitable funds to benefit himself.
Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (D., Hawaii) may be in more trouble after he secret trip last month to Syria, where she met with President Bashar al-Assad.
Rep. Gregory Meeks (D., N.Y.) has paid more than $150,000 to a company owned by the wife of his New York chief of staff since 2008, a review of campaign finance records shows.
The top aide to Rep. John Lewis (D., Ga.) served dual roles in the congressman’s office and on his 2016 reelection campaign that may have run afoul of House ethics rules, public records show.
Director of the Office of Government Ethics Walter M. Shaub donated to President Obama before his appointment and defended Hillary Clinton’s decision to not disclose paid speeches to the Clinton Foundation while she was secretary of state.