Records show EPA officials caught off guard by Trump's replacement of Glenn Fine with the EPA IG, who was then in two roles.
The gift list is illuminating, and illustrates how oil and gas companies sought to curry favor with Pruitt, a well-established ally of the fossil fuel industry.
Office of Government Ethics declined to certify former EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt’s financial disclosure report for 2017, citing a controversial condo deal.
The litany of ethics and transparency abuses from EPA and Wheeler over the last two years demonstrate the critical need for oversight at the agency.
IGs provide crucial information to the public, from the true number of families separated at the border, to GSA's consideration of the president's hotel lease.
A recent decision in CREW's suit against EPA confirms the need to create and keep records -- a win for accountability that should affect reforms far beyond EPA.
For an administration that has habitually ignored ethics and transparency rules, this shutdown provides an opportunity to further erode key norms.
Former Trump advisers can make good money using their connections to help their clients -- both disclosed and undisclosed -- shape government policy in their favor.
By taking aim at the federal rank and file, Trump is turning a blind eye to those who truly threaten the public’s interest above their own: his cabinet heads