Peter Overby

Peter Overby appears in the following:

Hill Democrats Launch Investigation Of Federal Spending At Trump Businesses

Tuesday, August 08, 2017

Democrats on the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee want to know if the spending is "in the public interest" or for the financial gain of the president and his family.

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Calls To Investigate Clinton Pose A Challenge To U.S. Political Norms

Thursday, August 03, 2017

President Trump and some GOP lawmakers want an investigation into Hillary Clinton and other figures from the Obama era. But a probe of a defeated candidate is not the norm in American democracy.

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Jared Kushner Is In The Spotlight. But Is He In the Tradition Of American Nepotism?

Sunday, July 30, 2017

Because of his many roles at the White House, President Trump's son-in-law Jared Kushner draws controversy. Previous presidents hired family members too, but those staffers had political experience.

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Trump's Third Home Away From Home To Cost Taxpayers Millions

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Bedminster, the New Jersey town that President Trump often visits, has been designated an official presidential residence and will receive $41 million in federal funds to help cover security costs.

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As Team Trump Lawyers Up, Who's Paying The Attorney Fees?

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

President Trump's re-election campaign paid Donald Trump Jr.'s lawyer $50,000. White House lawyers are paid government salaries, by taxpayers, but it's unknown how the private lawyers are being paid.

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Trump Re-Election Campaign Pays For Trump Jr.'s Lawyer

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

The Trump family has been hiring lawyers to defend themselves against various potential charges involving Russian contacts. But who is paying those legal fees?

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If Prosecutors Investigate Trump Tower Meeting, Here's How They Might Tackle It

Sunday, July 16, 2017

A former federal prosecutor told NPR one place to start in thinking about the potential legal ramifications of the meeting is to consider a possible conspiracy charge.

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Trump Jr.'s Russia Meeting Raises Possible Federal Statutes Violations

Friday, July 14, 2017

"Collusion" isn't a crime, but myriad controversies in the Trump operation suggest numerous possible violations of federal statutes. The latest example: Donald Trump Jr.'s meeting with a Russian lawyer.

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The Question Hanging Over Washington: Did Donald Trump Jr. Break The Law?

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Trump Jr.'s email exchange concerning a meeting with a Russian attorney last year has raised questions about a federal law that prohibits foreign nationals from aiding U.S. political campaigns.

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Trump Jr.'s Emails Renew Questions About Legality Of Russia Meeting

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

When Donald Trump Jr. met with a Russian lawyer last June, did he break any law? Foreign nationals are barred from providing "anything of value" to campaigns, and candidates are barred from soliciting anything of value.

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Exiting Ethics Chief Walter Shaub Calls Trump White House 'A Disappointment'

Friday, July 07, 2017

Shaub, who announced he would resign on Thursday, says his successor should be someone "who's shown respect for the ethical norms and traditions, and is independent."

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Ethics Office Director Walter Shaub Resigns, Saying Rules Need To Be Tougher

Thursday, July 06, 2017

Shaub, who has had many battles with the Trump administration, says he is quitting to become a legal activist. He says the "current situation" shows tougher ethics action is needed.

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Mixing Business And The Presidency, Trump To Hold Fundraiser At His Washington Hotel

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

The president is using the Trump International Hotel, blocks from the White House, to raise money for his campaign operation, which has generated revenue for Trump businesses.

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Democrats Seek Records On Jared Kushner As Administration Tries To Stifle Oversight

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

"This is nonsense," Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Charles Grassley, R-Iowa, wrote to President Trump earlier this month, regarding the administration's narrow view of oversight.

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Trump's Business Empire: An Update On His Sources Of Revenue

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

As a presidential candidate last year, Trump had to disclose his sources of revenues. Now in office, the president has voluntarily updated the information about the Trump Organization's businesses.

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Trump Administration Moves To Limit Congressional Oversight Of Agencies

Saturday, June 17, 2017

Members of Congress are upset by the White House instructing federal agencies to ignore requests from lawmakers seeking oversight information.

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Democratic Lawmakers Say Trump Is Violating The Constitution

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

On Wednesday, scores of Democrats in Congress filed to sue President Trump. They believe he's violating the Emoluments Clause by profiting from foreign governments without congressional consent.

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White House Discloses Ethics Waivers For Presidential Aides

Thursday, June 01, 2017

The White House released a list of people who received exemptions under the ethics rules. The list includes chief of staff Reince Priebus, counselor Kellyanne Conway and chief strategist Steve Bannon.

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White House To Provide Ethics Agency With Info On Waivers For Ex-Lobbyists

Saturday, May 27, 2017

The tiny Office of Government Ethics, led by Walter Shaub Jr., has scored a victory in its effort to gather information about Trump administration employees who were previously lobbyists.

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In Victory For OGE, White House Will Disclose Former Lobbyist Records

Saturday, May 27, 2017

The Trump administration agreed late Friday to disclose records regarding lobbyists it has hired. The new transparency is a win for the tiny, 71-worker Office of Government Ethics.

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