Peter Overby appears in the following:
Thursday, February 15, 2018
The 2017 inaugural committee raised nearly $107 million, double what the first Obama inaugural committee brought in. — and managed to spend almost all of it.
Wednesday, February 14, 2018
Michael Cohen, a longtime lawyer for President Trump says he paid adult film star Stephanie Clifford, known otherwise as Stormy Daniels, $130,000. The payment happened during the campaign after Clifford alleged she had an affair with Trump.
Wednesday, February 14, 2018
Michael Cohen says his payment of $130,000 to Stephanie Clifford, whose stage name is Stormy Daniels, was not a campaign contribution.
Sunday, February 11, 2018
Emory Rounds III has been tapped to run the Office of Government Ethics. He'll be the agency's first permanent director since Walter Shaub resigned amid conflicts with the Trump White House last July.
Friday, February 09, 2018
Emory Rounds III is a career civil servant. If confirmed as director of the Office of Government Ethics, he will take charge of an agency under considerable pressure.
Tuesday, February 06, 2018
The American system of financing campaigns is changing, as post-Watergate reforms crumble beneath a crush of unregulated money.
Friday, January 26, 2018
Lawyers for Maryland and the District of Columbia argued in court Thursday that President Trump is violating the Constitution's Emoluments Clause. They left the preliminary hearing feeling confident.
Friday, January 19, 2018
Several lawsuits filed last year allege Donald Trump violated the Constitution's Emoluments Clause as he entangles the presidency with his businesses. One suit has been dismissed.
Monday, January 15, 2018
Attorney Jeffrey Lovitky took it upon himself last year to sue Trump. "It is intimidating," he says. Still, he's suing again, saying he has a duty to push for compliance with various ethics rules.
Friday, December 22, 2017
A federal judge in Manhattan has dismissed a lawsuit alleging that President Trump is violating the Constitution's foreign emoluments clause. The judge said the plaintiffs lack standing to sue.
Tuesday, December 12, 2017
Almost one year after President Trump took office, an international watchdog has found that Americans are much more cynical about corruption in the White House and government.
Friday, December 08, 2017
Big-money donors can already donate anonymously through social welfare groups. If Congress keeps a provision in the House tax bill, it would allow charitable organizations to play politics.
Thursday, November 23, 2017
Ninety miles west of the White House, the National Park Service was selling Trump Wine at Shenandoah National Park — raising questions about Park Service rules and presidential influence.
Wednesday, November 15, 2017
"We have dysfunction in Congress; we have dysfunction, I think, in the presidency; and we have dysfunction in the lobbying community" — reform lobbyist Meredith McGehee
Tuesday, November 14, 2017
The Washington swamp is swampier than ever. Ethics issues plague Congress and the White House, and special counsel Robert Mueller's probe has reached into the lobbying world.
Wednesday, October 18, 2017
Today, attorneys for businesses saying they are being hurt by the Trump Hotel in D.C. told a federal judge why they should have standing to sue for enforcement of the Constitution's Emoluments Clause. The White House attorneys said the businesses have no standing to bring such a suit. The judge said he intends to rule in 30 to 60 days.
Tuesday, October 17, 2017
On Wednesday, a federal judge will hear arguments in a case that asks: Is President Trump taking the kind of benefits banned by the Constitution? Step 1 is deciding whether plaintiffs have standing.
Thursday, October 05, 2017
An inspector general for the IRS has found the agency went after many progressive as well as conservative groups in 2013, casting a shadow on GOP efforts to punish the agency for a "witch hunt."
Wednesday, September 20, 2017
Increasingly, wealthy business people are funding think tanks. As one political scientist notes, they tend to "want to know exactly what they're getting for their dollars' worth."
Monday, September 11, 2017
Ethics watchdogs are preparing for their lawsuit alleging President Trump is violating the Constitution's foreign emoluments clause. But this renews the controversy over what defines an emolument?