Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington
CREW found that less than two weeks before meeting with the president on the bill, Shuster’s campaign paid the president’s Washington, D.C. hotel nearly $20,000.
The tone from the top of an agency can undermine efforts by officials throughout the agency to prevent corruption.
Many of those behind this story of government intrigue are active participants in the political process off the screen as well as on it.
Congressional staffers who pass through the revolving door to join lobbying firms are often hot commodities for special interests seeking access to their former bosses.