Entity: Office of Government Ethics

No Records Response from OGE Regarding Communications and Meetings Between High-Level Ethics Officials and President Trump or his Staff. _

April 15, 2019
Office of Government Ethics stated that it had no record of meetings or communications between high level ethics officials and President Trump, the Trump campaign, the Trump transition team, or the Trump White House. American Oversight asked for records with these OGE officials: Director Walter M. Shaub, Jr., General Counsel David J. Apol, Chief of Staff Shelley K. Finlayson, and Deputy Director Dale Christopher.

Closing the Corruption-Breeding Loopholes the Trump Administration Has Exploited

March 27, 2019
The administration's corruption has revealed fundamental gaps in federal ethics laws. Important new legislation would strengthen ethics requirements.

OGE Communications About Trump Cabinet Member Ethics Agreements

December 20, 2018
Office of Government Ethics records of communications about ethics agreements for Callista Gingrich, Kellyanne Conway, George Perdue, Stephen Miller, Hope Hicks, Stephen Bannon, Robert Lighthizer, Ajit Pai, Gary Cohn, Dina Powell and Reed Cordish.

OGE Communications About Trump Cabinet Member Ethics Agreements

December 10, 2018
Office of Government Ethics records of communications about ethics agreements for appointees at the Department of Veterans Affairs.

Assistant Attorney General with Ties to Russian Bank Recused from Mueller Investigation

December 6, 2018
Acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker’s position at the Department of Justice continues to draw scrutiny from both Congress and watchdog groups, as does that of Assistant Attorney General Brian Benczkowski, who previously represented the Russian entity Alfa Bank and has been screened off from the special counsel investigation into Russian election interference.

DOJ and OGE Records Regarding Assistant Attorney General Brian Benczkowski’s Ethics Determinations

December 6, 2018
New documents obtained by American Oversight reveal that Assistant Attorney General Brian Benczkowski, who previously represented a bank owned by oligarchs connected to the Russian government, has been recused from the special counsel investigation.

OSC Opens Whitaker Case File in Response to American Oversight Request

November 21, 2018
Update: The Office of Special Counsel has opened a case file in response to American Oversight's call for an investigation into Acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker's potential Hatch Act violations. American Oversight wrote to multiple federal offices requesting investigations of Whitaker.

Letter to OGE Calling for Investigation of Matt Whitaker Financial Disclosures

November 21, 2018
Letter from American Oversight to the Office of Government Ethics calling for an investigation into Acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker’s apparent failure to disclose a significant asset - an outstanding loan of nearly $50,000 made to his former Senate campaign - on his Form 278 financial disclosures.

Acting AG Whitaker’s Financial Disclosure Forms Released

November 20, 2018
On Tuesday, American Oversight obtained and posted Acting Attorney General Matt Whitaker’s financial disclosure forms after we demanded the release of the forms last week.

Acting Attorney General Whitaker’s Form 278

November 20, 2018
Acting Attorney General Whitaker's Annual Form 278 and New Entrant Form 278, which was released following American Oversight's letter demanding the release of Whitaker's financial disclosures.