Ethics, attacks, and more political law links

OBAMA OFFICIAL ETHICS ALLEGATION.  DC.  “A non-profit government watchdog group is investigating whether an Obama administration-era appointee violated federal conflict-of-interest laws by taking a job with a company soon after awarding a nearly $650 million taxpayer-funded grant to a related project.”

K ST. MOVE.   WTOP.  “Akin Gump, one of D.C.’s biggest lobbying firms, will leave its longtime New Hampshire Avenue headquarters in Northwest for new construction at 20th and K streets.”

AMPED UP TRUMP ATTACK.  NPR.  “Q:  It’s my understanding the FEC doesn’t actually investigate voter fraud, right?  A:  That is true.”

ETHICS STORM.  WFB.  “Matthew Whitaker, executive director of the watchdog group Foundation for Accountability and Civic Trust, told the Washington Free Beacon that Weintraub’s actions could constitute an ethics and legal violation.”

OGE ON CONWAY.  NYT.  “The Office of Government Ethics ‘has not yet received notification of any disciplinary or other corrective action against Ms. Conway,’ Walter M. Shaub Jr., director of the office, wrote in a letter to Stefan C. Passantino, the deputy counsel to the president who is the designated ethics officer at the White House.”

CA:  REPORTING ISSUE.  VVDP.  “Mayor Pro Tem Jermaine Wright’s campaign committee violated state elections law by filing financial disclosure forms more than three months past their deadline.”

RI:  SPEAKER’S PAC COMPLAINT.  RIPR.  “A state Republican Party complaint filed Tuesday with the state Board of Elections charges that House Speaker Nicholas Mattiello’s political action committee exceeded limits on campaign contributions last year.”

SD:  GIFT CAP.  AL.  “South Dakota lawmakers on Tuesday agreed to cap the gifts they can accept from lobbyists at $100 with some restrictions.”


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