Peter Overby

Peter Overby appears in the following:

What To Know About Carl Icahn, Trump's 'Special Adviser'

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

As the president's "special adviser on regulatory reform," billionaire Carl Icahn has undefined reach, and no need to comply with the ethics rules.

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How Billionaire Investor Carl Icahn Has Unprecedented Access To Trump

Monday, May 15, 2017

President Trump named Icahn as an unpaid special adviser on regulatory changes. But no one has defined what a special adviser is, or how much power Trump has given to his longtime rival and friend.

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Federal Ethics Office Wants To Know If Trump Appointees Are Keeping Their Promises

Thursday, May 11, 2017

The compliance forms are to be posted online, along with the ethics agreements the appointees signed during the Senate confirmation process.

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3 Men, One Skyscraper And A Conflict-Of-Interest Concern In Foreign Policy

Saturday, May 06, 2017

"It all just looks really bad," said anti-corruption expert Stuart Gilman. "It looks like Trump is trying to simply protect his properties."

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Trump Administration Is Sued Over Alleged Intimidation Of Federal Workers

Monday, May 01, 2017

A lawyer for United to Protect Democracy says the nonprofit is "protecting the civil service from purges, intimidation or politicization."

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Trump's Efforts To 'Drain The Swamp' Lagging Behind His Campaign Rhetoric

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

The phrase didn't originate with the Trump campaign. Advocates of tougher laws on political money and lobbying have used it for years.

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Watchdog Group Sees Conflicts In Jared Kushner's Vast Wealth, Responsibilities

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Democracy 21 says President Trump's son-in-law should recuse himself from certain duties. Kushner's lawyer says her client "has consistently said that he would follow government ethics requirements."

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In Trump's First 100 Days, A Resistance Network Digs In

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

"The common understanding in the watchdog community is that we're going to have to hold the Trump administration responsible, because no one else is going to do it," says strategist Fred Wertheimer.

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House Oversight Panel Has Questions About Trump Businesses And Foreign Emoluments

Friday, April 21, 2017

The Constitution says federal officers can't take emoluments — money — from foreign governments and officials. Two lawmakers question Trump's plan to avoid the constitutional issue at his hotels.

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Trump's Wiretap Tweets Bring Lawsuit Seeking Proof

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

American Oversight, a watchdog group that includes former Obama administration lawyers, is using the Freedom of Information Act to keep tabs on the Trump administration's agencies.

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As Trump Inquiries Flood Ethics Office, Director Looks To House For Action

Monday, April 17, 2017

Walter Shaub of the Office of Government Ethics, which lacks enforcement power, says the House Oversight Committee does not seem to be matching the surge of concern about the Trump administration.

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Activists Plan 'Tax Day' Marches Calling For Release Of Trump's Taxes

Thursday, April 06, 2017

Democrats are calling on President Trump to release his taxes. On April 15, critics are planning anti-Trump tax marches across the country.

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Activists Plan 'Tax Day' Marches Calling For Release Of Trump's Taxes

Thursday, April 06, 2017

As tax day approaches, Democratic activists are calling on President Trump to release his taxes. On April 15, critics are planning marches around the country.

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Change To President Trump's Trust Lets Him Tap Business Profits

Monday, April 03, 2017

Trump's lawyer said the trust isolates him from his business interests. A document from the trust says he can take out money whenever he wants.

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New Loopholes Discovered In Trust Separating Trump From His Businesses

Monday, April 03, 2017

The trust intended to build an ethics wall between President Trump and his businesses was quietly changed in February. Now he is allowed unlimited payments from the trust, among other changes.

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Ivanka Trump To Be An Official White House Employee Covered By Ethics Rules

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

She already has an office in the West Wing. "I have been working closely ... with the White House Counsel and my personal counsel to address the unprecedented nature of my role," she said.

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Trump Lawyers Claim Immunity In Sex Harassment Suit, Just As Bill Clinton Did

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Summer Zervos, a former contestant on The Apprentice, says Donald Trump engaged in "disgusting touching." Trump's legal team wants the case dismissed, at least until after the president leaves office.

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Lawyer Sues Trump, Saying He'd Rather Not

Monday, March 27, 2017

"I think people are afraid to put their name on a lawsuit against the president," Jeffrey Lovitky says. "There is a sense that Donald Trump can be very difficult on people who oppose him."

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Trump's White House Counsel Don McGahn Has Combative Record

Monday, March 20, 2017

White House Counsel Don McGahn has historical ties to President Trump and a combative record at the Federal Election Commission. His job is to interpret ethics laws and apply them to the White House.

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Ethics Documents Suggest Conflict Of Interest By Trump Adviser

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Christopher Liddell appeared to be invested in 18 companies when he joined the president in meetings with their CEOs. The investments totaled between $3 million and $4 million.

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