Peter Overby

Peter Overby appears in the following:

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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D.C. Restaurant Sues Trump, Claiming 'Unfair' Competition

Thursday, March 09, 2017

The owners of a Washington wine bar say President Trump is unfairly harming local restaurants by promoting his own nearby place: the Trump International Hotel. They want Trump to divest or close it.

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D.C. Restaurant Sues Donald Trump, Trump Hotel Over Unfair Competition

Thursday, March 09, 2017

Two Washington, D.C., restaurateurs are suing Trump International Hotel and President Trump, alleging unfair competition in the D.C. market.

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House Democrats Lose Another Bid To Investigate Trump, But Don't Plan To Quit

Wednesday, March 01, 2017

Democrats say they'll try to keep Republicans voting on whether to look into the president's ethics. A House Republican says the Democrats are "going through the stages of grief" after the election.

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Ethics Watchdog Has Big Impact On Federal Workers, But Not On Trump

Sunday, February 26, 2017

The Office of Government Ethics has been in the spotlight since President Trump ignored its call to divest his businesses. It has no enforcement power, but still has a big impact on federal workers.

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Progressives Push New York Attorney General To Investigate Trump

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman and other state attorneys general have been examining how Trump's presidential actions could conflict with his continuing corporate interests.

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Critics Say Trump Group Doing New Foreign Deals, Despite Pledge To Refrain

Monday, February 13, 2017

The Trump Organization reportedly is moving ahead with plans for resorts in Scotland and the Dominican Republic. Last month, President Trump's attorney said he would take on "no new deals" overseas.

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Ethics Experts Find Holes In Trump's Firewall Against Conflicts

Wednesday, February 08, 2017

President Trump signed over 488 business entities, including his luxury hotel in Washington, to a trust. But a document says those assets are held "for the exclusive benefit of Donald J. Trump."

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South Dakotans Voted For Tougher Ethics Laws, But Lawmakers Object

Wednesday, February 01, 2017

A ballot measure last fall targeted South Dakota's status as the only state that allowed lobbyists to give politicians unlimited and undisclosed gifts. Now lawmakers have voted to repeal the law.

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