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Comer must face ethics investigation for Biden inquiry fundraising: Democratic group

EXCLUSIVE — House Oversight Committee Chairman James Comer (R-KY) could face an ethics investigation over allegations the Kentucky Republican is using his high-profile impeachment inquiry into President Joe Biden for campaign fundraising.  The Democratic-aligned Congressional Integrity Project sent a request to the Office of Congressional Ethics to determine whether Comer violated House rules by soliciting […]

Stefanik files ethics complaints against Trump judge

House Republican Conference Chair Elise Stefanik filed an ethics complaint against Judge Juan Marchan for an alleged conflict of interest related to the judge’s daughter’s role at a firm known for representing Democratic politicians. Marchand, an acting New York State Supreme Court judge, is presiding over the unprecedented criminal trial against former President Trump based […]

Alito’s inverted flag makes a mockery of the Supreme Court’s code of ethics

The crumbling institutional legitimacy of the Supreme Court upside down flag — a banner of Trump insurrectionists and false stolen election claims — was hoisted from a flagpole at Justice Samuel Alito’s home on January 17, 2021, days before President Biden’s inauguration. This is a blatant political statement that destroys the appearance of impartiality of […]

Biden omits free vacations from ethics forms despite Clarence Thomas outcry

WASHINGTON — President Biden once again omitted mention of free stays at the vacation homes of wealthy patrons in his annual ethics form released this week. Days after ProPublica won the Pulitzer Prize For documenting two Supreme Court justices who violated the same transparency rules. Biden vacationed four times in 2023 at the homes of […]

House ethics panel investigating claims Republican Rep. Troy Nehls pocketed $25K in campaign cash

The House Ethics Committee announced Friday that it is investigating Texas Republican Rep. Troy Neals for allegedly misappropriating $25,000 in campaign funds before and during his first term in office. Ethics Commissioner Michael Guest (R-Mississippi) and Ranking Member Susan Wild (D-Pennsylvania) announced that the investigation into Nehls, which began on March 26, has been extended. […]

House Republicans deny wrongdoing amid ethics panel investigation

A pair of Republican lawmakers are pushing back on news of the House Ethics Committee extending investigations into them, though it’s unclear if the two cases are related. The bipartisan lower chamber committee, which reviews alleged misconduct among members and is referred matters from the Office of Congressional Ethics, separately announced the investigations on Thursday […]

EXCLUSIVE: Biden White House, Small Business Admin Officials Violated Political Ethics Law, Watchdog Alleges

Officials in President Joe Biden’s White House and Small Business Administration (SBA) violated a law preventing government employees from engaging in certain forms of political activity, watchdog Protect the Public’s Trust (PPT) alleged in a Thursday complaint. PPT accused officials of political activity to benefit Biden while attacking Republicans in violation of the Hatch Act, […]