Peter Overby

Peter Overby appears in the following:

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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


Ethics Agency Rejects White House Move To Block Ethics Waiver Disclosures

Monday, May 22, 2017

The Office of Government Ethics "declines your request to suspend its ethics authority," its director tells the White House. The administration said compiling the waivers exceeded OGE's authority.


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.


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.


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.


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."


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."


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.


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."


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.