Britany Riley  //  7/16/17  //  Topic Update

Jared Kushner’s investment in the real estate tech startup Cadre raises concerns about conflicts of interest, argue Walker Davis and Katie Zumalt-Rogers of CREW.

In a television appearance, former Office of Government Ethics director Walter Shaub described the fraught relations between the office and the White House (Politico). President Trump will decide the identity of the next ethics chief (The Hill).

Congressional Democrats are demanding more information about potential conflicts of interest stemming from President Trump’s ownership of a federally subsidized housing complex, which stands to benefit from decisions made by HUD (NYT).

President Trump failed to officially resign as CEO or President from at least four of his prior businesses (Intercept).

Questions about Christopher Wray’s ability to be resistant to political pressures are expected to dominate his FBI Director Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on Wednesday (WaPo).

The Global Anticorruption Blog released its July update tracking corruption and conflicts of interest in the Trump Administration(Global Anticorruption Blog).

DOJ has released a heavily redacted version of Attorney General Jeff Session’s security clearance form (ACLUWaPo).  

  • The released form can be found here
  • DOJ initially defied the court order by refusing to release the security form (NPR).

Updates | The Week of January 22, 2018

1/28/18  //  Daily Update

President Trump reportedly asked Andrew McCabe how he voted in the 2016 presidential election while McCabe was under consideration as James Comey's temporary replacement at the FBI.

Update | The Week of November 27, 2017

12/4/17  //  Daily Update

Despite President Trump's denials, the tax bill would certainly benefit him.

Jeffrey Stein

Columbia Law School