This RSS feed URL is deprecated

U professor and former chief ethics lawyer to George W. Bush questions Donald Trump's ethics - Minneapolis Star Tribune

Richard Painter, who was the chief ethics lawyer to former President George W. Bush, had a lot to unpack during his talk Thursday at Edina City Hall. “This has been a terrible two or three weeks for ethics,” Painter said in his lecture, sponsored by ...and more »

Trump's Plans on Businesses May Fall Short - New York Times

President-elect Donald J. Trump said Wednesday that he would place his vast business empire in a trust controlled by his two oldest sons and take other steps in an attempt to remove any suggestion of a conflict of interest with his decisions as president.and more »

House Democrats Have a Plan to Go After Trump's Conflicts - The American Prospect (blog)

On Wednesday morning, Donald Trump held a long-awaited press conference to address how he will deal with the potential conflicts of interest posed by his massive business empire. For weeks, ethics watchdogs have called on the president-elect to fully ...and more »

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

On Wednesday, President-elect Donald J. Trump finally announced his plans to “separate” himself from his global business empire when he assumes the presidency next Friday. His plans were announced in the midst of worrisome news around the world, ...and more »

Why Trump's Conflict-of-Interest Plan Won't Prevent Conflicts of Interest - The Atlantic

President-elect Donald Trump announced at a press conference Wednesday that he is transferring control of his company to his sons, a plan that falls far short of what ethics experts have advised for the president-elect to prevent conflicts of interest ...and more »

Donald Trump's lawyer says he is 'completely isolating' himself from his business without being required to - The Independent

Donald Trump has outlined how he will aim to avoid any conflicts of interest when he steps into the White House. His lawyer, Sheri Dillon of Morgan Lewis, told reporters that he will resign from the Trump Organisation and hand over management to his ...and more »

Jason Chaffetz Doesn't Care About Ethics - Slate Magazine

It is going to be practically impossible for Donald Trump to take office next Friday and stay on the right side of the Constitution's Emoluments Clause without divesting and placing his businesses in a blind trust. This fact is—with a clutch of ...and more »

Trump's foreign network - Washington Post

Donald Trump will enter the White House with a network of unorthodox foreign contacts — some of them high-living risk-takers, some with past trouble with the law — who have done business with him in nations from Latin America to the Middle East to Asia.and more »

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

The 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 »

Trump Organization handover plan slammed by ethics chief - BBC News

The director of the US Office of Government Ethics has criticised Donald Trump's plan to hand control of his business empire to his sons before his inauguration on 20 January. The plan does not match the "standards" of US presidents over the last 40 ...and more »