Blog — Ethics
Generally, subjects of OCE investigations make at least some small effort to offer reasonable explanations for their conduct. Not Rep. Stockman. We’d particularly direct readers to paragraphs 64-68.
Even the willfully gullible ethics committee (of course it is credible that Rep. Greg Meeks “lost” the loan agreement that would have proved he hadn’t accepted an illegal $40,000 gift) may have trouble swallowing Rep. Stockman’s story.
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Rep. Speier deserves kudos for recognizing that sexual misconduct isn’t a problem limited to the military and college campuses, it is also an issue in Congress.
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While this verdict clears up what happened on the state level, it leaves unresolved why the Department of Justice refused to prosecute Gov. Deal. Read More ›
April 9, 2014 | Congress, Corruption, Elections, Ethics, Office of Congressional Ethics, Federal Agencies, Department of Justice, Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), FOIA, House, Most Corrupt, Republicans, States, Georgia, Worst Governors, Governors, Nathan Deal
Despite the public's concern and requirements enacted by Congress, the Department of Defense still can't keep track of where former Pentagon brass go after serving. Read More ›
April 8, 2014 | Corporate, Ethics, Conflict of Interests, Federal Agencies, Department of Defense, Department of the Air Force, Department of the Navy, U.S. Coast Guard, US Army, Lobbying, Transparency
Curiously enough, some central players in Rep. Rivera’s scandals are still on Sen. Rubio’s payroll. Read More ›
February 5, 2014 | Congress, Ethics, Federal Agencies, Federal Election Commission (FEC), Financial, Disclosure, House, Republicans, Senate, States, Florida, House Members, David Rivera, Political Candidates, Marco Rubio
The committee acted with unusual speed to dismiss our complaint against Sen. Mitch McConnell. Read More ›
January 3, 2014 | Congress, Democrats, Elections, Ethics, Senate Ethics Committee, Legal, Senate Ethics, Republicans, Senate, Senate Members, Bill Frist, Chris Dodd, David Vitter, Kent Conrad, Kit Bond, Mitch McConnell , Norm Coleman, Rick Santorum
On Wednesday, CREW filed a lawsuit against the Department of Justice for records from the now-closed investigative file of Congressman Vern Buchanan. Read More ›
December 20, 2013 | Congress, Corruption, Ethics, Federal Agencies, Department of Justice, Federal Election Commission (FEC), FOIA, House, Legal, Lawsuits, Most Corrupt, Republicans, States, Florida, House Members, Vern Buchanan, CREW v. Department of Justice (Buchanan investigation)