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Chaffetz criticized for going after federal ethics official who spoke out against Trump - Deseret News;

Chaffetz criticized for going after federal ethics official who spoke out against Trump - Deseret News

Deseret NewsChaffetz criticized for going after federal ethics official who spoke out against TrumpDeseret NewsFILE — Rep. Jason Chaffetz addresses members of the House of Representative at the Capitol in Salt Lake City on Friday, Feb. 19, 2016. SALT LAKE CITY — Rep. Jason Chaffetz drew criticism Friday for going after the federal ethics official who spoke ...and more »

GOP lawmakers go after ethics official who criticized Trump - CTV News;

GOP lawmakers go after ethics official who criticized Trump - CTV News

CTV NewsGOP lawmakers go after ethics official who criticized TrumpCTV NewsWASHINGTON -- House Republicans have shown no inclination to challenge President-elect Donald Trump on ethics matters. Instead, they are going after the federal ethics official who questioned Trump's potential conflicts of interest. Democrats slammed ...and more »

Sorry, liberals: Donald Trump really means what he says — and plans to silence and intimidate dissenters - Salon;

Sorry, liberals: Donald Trump really means what he says — and plans to silence and intimidate dissenters - Salon

SalonSorry, liberals: Donald Trump really means what he says — and plans to silence and intimidate dissentersSalonFor liberals,and anyone with a fundamental love of our democracy, the two months since the election have been one long anxiety attack. Like most really bad anxiety attacks, this one has been fueled not just by fear, but also uncertainty. We know Donald ...and more »

This week in Donald Trump's conflicts of interest: By divest, you mean meet with real estate investors, right? - Salon;

This week in Donald Trump's conflicts of interest: By divest, you mean meet with real estate investors, right? - Salon

SalonThis week in Donald Trump's conflicts of interest: By divest, you mean meet with real estate investors, right?SalonThis week has shed more light into the various conflicts of interest that have plagued President-elect Donald Trump as he prepares to begin his new term of office. There's no point in delaying, let's dive right in. A report came out that Trump's close ...and more »

Chaffetz calls for scrutiny of ethics watchdog for Trump tweets - FederalNewsRadio.com;

Chaffetz calls for scrutiny of ethics watchdog for Trump tweets - FederalNewsRadio.com

FederalNewsRadio.comChaffetz calls for scrutiny of ethics watchdog for Trump tweetsFederalNewsRadio.comThe chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee has called for more scrutiny of the Office of Government Ethics for its critical stance on President-elect Donald Trump's potential conflicts of interest prior to taking office. Rep.and more »

Trump's Business 'Separation' Plan Does Nothing of the Kind - New York Times;

Trump's Business 'Separation' Plan Does Nothing of the Kind - New York Times

New York TimesTrump's Business 'Separation' Plan Does Nothing of the KindNew York TimesPresident-elect Trump, with his son Donald, presented his plan to address conflicts of interest at a press conference in New York on Wednesday. Credit Sam Hodgson for The New York Times. On Wednesday, President-elect Donald J. Trump finally ...and more »

Head of Ethics Office Speaks Out. Some Republicans Ask, Was It Ethical? - New York Times;

Head of Ethics Office Speaks Out. Some Republicans Ask, Was It Ethical? - New York Times

New York TimesHead of Ethics Office Speaks Out. Some Republicans Ask, Was It Ethical?New York TimesWalter M. Shaub Jr., head of the Office of Government Ethics, held a news conference to criticize President-elect Donald J. Trump's ethics plan. Credit Diego M. Radzinschi/ALM. WASHINGTON — Until recently, few had heard of Walter M. Shaub Jr. or the ...and more »

Walter Shaub's Desperate Attempts to Make Trump Adhere to Government Ethics - The New Yorker;

Walter Shaub's Desperate Attempts to Make Trump Adhere to Government Ethics - The New Yorker

The New YorkerWalter Shaub's Desperate Attempts to Make Trump Adhere to Government EthicsThe New YorkerOn Wednesday, Walter Shaub, Jr., a longtime government lawyer and the director of the Office of Government Ethics, contacted Norman Eisen, an old colleague and the first ethics czar in the Obama White House. Shaub had just finished watching Donald ...and more »

New plans for Trump trust raise new questions about conflicts of interest - Marketplace.org;

New plans for Trump trust raise new questions about conflicts of interest - Marketplace.org

Marketplace.orgNew plans for Trump trust raise new questions about conflicts of interestMarketplace.orgThis week, President-elect Donald Trump held his first press conference since July, and answered questions about his plans for his businesses. The brief gist: he says he's handing over control of the Trump Organization to his older sons and a business ...and more »

In a new memo, the US's ethics chief reminds “everyone” in the executive branch what ethics are - Quartz

In a new memo, the US's ethics chief reminds “everyone” in the executive branch what ethics areQuartzWalter Shaub, the director of the US Office of Government Ethics, which has emerged as an unexpected hurdle to Donald Trump's plan to keep his business while president, published a “director's note” on Friday. It doesn't name Trump, but seems clearly ...and more »

Chaffetz Just Wants Ethics Director to Chill Out - Daily Beast;

Chaffetz Just Wants Ethics Director to Chill Out - Daily Beast

Daily BeastChaffetz Just Wants Ethics Director to Chill OutDaily BeastRep. Jason Chaffetz said he didn't threaten the Office of Government Ethics, he just wants them to back off President-Elect Trump who has done nothing wrong. Matt Laslo. 01.13.17 2:20 PM ET. The emperor may not have any clothes on, but don't try to ...and more »

After Trump tweet, ethics office to US employees: do not endorse products - Reuters;

After Trump tweet, ethics office to US employees: do not endorse products - Reuters

ReutersAfter Trump tweet, ethics office to US employees: do not endorse productsReutersU.S. President-elect Donald Trump waves to supporters as he makes an appearance in the lobby at Trump Tower in New York, U.S., January 13, 2017. REUTERS/Mike Segar. By Emily Stephenson | WASHINGTON. WASHINGTON A day after President-elect ...and more »

Website Goes Down At Office Of Government Ethics Amid Political Storm - NPR;

Website Goes Down At Office Of Government Ethics Amid Political Storm - NPR

NPRWebsite Goes Down At Office Of Government Ethics Amid Political StormNPRThe website at the Office of Government Ethics went down Friday afternoon, apparently overwhelmed with traffic, as the agency and its director found themselves at the heart of a growing political fight. Walter Shaub Jr. is the director of the U.S ...and more »

Ethics Office Issues 'Refresher' on Endorsement Ban After Trump Tweets Support of LL Bean - U.S. News & World Report;

Ethics Office Issues 'Refresher' on Endorsement Ban After Trump Tweets Support of LL Bean - U.S. News & World Report

U.S. News & World ReportEthics Office Issues 'Refresher' on Endorsement Ban After Trump Tweets Support of LL BeanU.S. News & World ReportPresident-elect Donald Trump speaks to reporters after his meeting with television personality Steve Harvey at Trump Tower Friday. (Drew Angerer/Getty Images). The Office of Government Ethics on Friday posted a "refresher" reminding executive branch ...and more »

Jason Chaffetz defends warning letter to ethics chief - Washington Post (blog);

Jason Chaffetz defends warning letter to ethics chief - Washington Post (blog)

Washington Post (blog)Jason Chaffetz defends warning letter to ethics chiefWashington Post (blog)As we reported, the director of the Office of Government Ethics, Walter Shaub, announced at a press conference on Wednesday that President-elect Donald Trump's “fix” to his ethics and emoluments clause problems didn't fix anything. Shaub's job is to ...and more »

This Is What Trump Should Do to Make His Business Trust More Trustworthy - Fortune;

This Is What Trump Should Do to Make His Business Trust More Trustworthy - Fortune

FortuneThis Is What Trump Should Do to Make His Business Trust More TrustworthyFortuneDuring an unusual interlude at the President-elect's combative press conference on January 11, Donald Trump invited attorney Sheri Dillon to the podium. Dillon proceeded to outline a detailed series of safeguards aimed at totally isolating the soon-to ...and more »

House Republicans Try to Bully Ethics Office - New York Times;

House Republicans Try to Bully Ethics Office - New York Times

New York TimesHouse Republicans Try to Bully Ethics OfficeNew York TimesIn a transparent attempt at intimidation, the director of the federal Office of Government Ethics has been summoned by House Republicans to a closed-door interrogation session to explain his criticism of President-elect Donald Trump's conflict-of ...and more »

Trump's business ties prompt a showdown between a tiny ethics office and the GOP - Washington Post;

Trump's business ties prompt a showdown between a tiny ethics office and the GOP - Washington Post

Washington PostTrump's business ties prompt a showdown between a tiny ethics office and the GOPWashington PostPresident-elect Donald Trump's refusal to divest from his global business empire has provoked a showdown in Washington over government ethics, pitting a small federal agency tasked with preventing conflicts of interest against the incoming ...and more »

Chaffetz wants to probe ethics of federal ethics director critical of Trump - Salt Lake Tribune;

Chaffetz wants to probe ethics of federal ethics director critical of Trump - Salt Lake Tribune

Salt Lake TribuneChaffetz wants to probe ethics of federal ethics director critical of TrumpSalt Lake TribuneManuel Balce Ceneta | AP file photo Rep. Jason Chaffetz, R-Utah, speaks to reporters as he leaves a House Republican Caucus meeting on Capitol Hill in Washington, Friday, Oct. 9, 2015. Partisanship? » Utah Republican threatens to investigate official ...and more »

Ethics office highlights ban on endorsements after Trump tweets 'Buy LL Bean' - The Hill;

Ethics office highlights ban on endorsements after Trump tweets 'Buy LL Bean' - The Hill

The HillEthics office highlights ban on endorsements after Trump tweets 'Buy LL Bean'The HillThe chief government ethics watchdog reminded executive branch employees Friday they are barred from endorsing products — one day after President-elect Donald Trump Donald TrumpIvanka Trump pushes women empowerment in op-ed with World ...and more »