Government Ethics Posts

Gifts From and Financial Relationships With Prohibited Sources

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In the video below, Government Ethics Associate Reporter Richard W. Painter discusses the treatment of gifts to and financial transactions and relationships with public servants. Included below the video is the Black Letter and Comment from the 2018 Annual Meeting draft.

CDC Chief Takes Steps to Comply with Ethics Rules

The Wall Street Journal has reported that Dr. Robert R. Redfield, Director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, has resigned positons at four entities, sold stock and forfeited options in two companies, and is signing his share of future patent licensing fees and royalty payments over to his university to comply with government ethics rules.

Ethics Agency Finds Hatch Act Violation

The Office of Special Counsel found that President Trump’s campaign manager Kellyanne Conway violated the Hatch Act, which bars federal employees from using their office for partisan politics, after she advocated for Republican Roy Moore in Alabama’s recent Senate election during live television interviews broadcast from the White House lawn.