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.
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.
We remain in the dark about whether outside groups like the NRA or Federalist Society funded White House staff travel between April 1 and September 30, 2018.
For an administration that has habitually ignored ethics and transparency rules, this shutdown provides an opportunity to further erode key norms.