During his year at the White House, Ira Greenstein worked on family friend Jared Kushner’s team under Chris Liddell and Reed Cordish.
Anticipating that OGE would adhere to its own program advisory, CREW filed a FOIA request for agency year-end status letters.
The White House did not have a Designated Agency Ethics Official between August 2018 and March 2019.
OGE refused to certify the report due to Secretary Mnuchin’s imputed interest in the film production company Stormchaser Partners LLC.
White House Counsel Pat Cipollone granted Mary Kissel a waiver to work with former clients on December 21, 2018, nearly three months before OGE released it to the public.
Despite omissions, ethics officials within the White House certified all but one of these seven incomplete termination reports for staffers leaving the administration.
Office of Government Ethics declined to certify former EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt’s financial disclosure report for 2017, citing a controversial condo deal.
Three officials in the White House Counsel’s Office have received previously undisclosed ethics waivers to work on matters involving former clients.
The report does not clarify how Secretary DeVos divested from those 24 assets, and if she did so in the period required by her ethics agreement.
Rep. Gene Green has a history of using campaign funds to pay for lavish and seemingly personal expenses for himself and his family.