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Every impeachment trial that has gone to verdict in the U.S. Senate’s 231 year history has included witnesses testifying.
With recent news of efforts at DHS and Education to frustrate acting IG investigations, concern about the high number of vacancies is real and growing.
If Democrats make gains this fall and want to lead on government ethics, they must also meet the high ethical standards they set for the executive branch.
President Trump’s election marked the start of an ethics crisis in the United States government. In this report, we propose urgently needed reforms to address the problems that have arisen as a result of President Trump’s refusal to abide by ethics rules and norms.
As federal agencies struggle to keep track of the growing list of conflicts of interest in the federal government, efforts in the states to drain the local swamps, so to speak, are getting mixed results.
In 1994, Missouri voters enacted campaign contribution limits by proposition; in 2008, the state legislature repealed those rules. In 2016, Missouri voters pushed back.