Peter Overby

Peter Overby appears in the following:

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.


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.


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.


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.


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."


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.


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.


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."