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Trump's New Interior Secretary Is Already Under Investigation

1 month ago   |   By Fortune

Four days after Donald Trump's choice for Interior Secretary was confirmed by the Senate, the agency's inspector general has opened an investigation into the former oil and gas lobbyist.
Secretary David Bernhardt is being investigated, according to letters sent to congressional Democrats and ethics groups who had alleged he had conflicts of interest and potential ethics violations.
Bernhardt, a former energy and natural resources lobbyist, has been accused of using his position to help former clients of his firm Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck LLP.
Government watchdog groups and lawmakers...
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Days Into New Job, Interior Chief Faces Ethics Inquiry

Days Into New Job, Interior Chief Faces Ethics Inquiry

1 month ago   |   By Newser

Less than one week into his new job, the Interior Department chief is facing an internal ethics investigation. The department's inspector general announced the inquiry into David Bernhardt after receiving complaints from eight Democratic senators as well as environmental groups, reports the Washington Post. Bernhardt is a former gas and...
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Trump's new Interior chief Bernhardt already under inspector general probe

1 month ago   |   By Politicus USA

Mary Kendall, the Interior Department's deputy inspector general, told Senator Ron Wyden in a letter, a copy of which was seen by Reuters, that it received seven complaints from a "wide assortment of complainants alleging various potential conflict of interest and other violations when he was deputy secretary of the department."
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Judge partially blocks Trump border wall plan

Judge partially blocks Trump border wall plan

A federal judge has partially blocked President Donald Trump's plan to fund construction of a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border. The preliminary injunction issued Friday blocks... Read more ...

Supreme Court blocks gerrymandering rulings in Michigan and Ohio

Supreme Court blocks gerrymandering rulings in Michigan and Ohio

The Supreme Court on Friday set aside two lower court rulings tossing out congressional maps in Michigan and Ohio, putting the process of redrawing district lines on hold while... Read more ...

Citizenship and immigration services chief resigns

Citizenship and immigration services chief resigns

The Director of U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services resigned from his post Friday at President Donald Trump's request, according to his resignation letter. Francis Cissna... Read more ...

Federal Judge Blocks Mississippi Abortion Law

Federal Judge Blocks Mississippi Abortion Law

U.S. District Judge Carlton Reeves struck down a law that bans abortions after a fetal heartbeat is detected. Read more ...

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Assange's Espionage Act Charge Sets Up A Fight Over The First Amendment

Press freedom advocates warn the government's latest charges could have dangerous implications for journalism. Read more ...

Trump Defies Congress And Invokes Emergency To Sell Arms To Saudis, Senators Say

Trump Defies Congress And Invokes Emergency To Sell Arms To Saudis, Senators Say

Congressional opposition to military support for Saudi Arabia has been growing, and lawmakers have blocked about $2 billion in weapon sales. Read more ...

Trump Administration Proposes Nixing Health Care Protections For Transgender...

Trump Administration Proposes Nixing Health Care Protections For Transgender People

The announcement comes just days after the Trump administration proposed removing homeless shelter protections for transgender people. Read more ...

ACLU, Planned Parenthood Sue Alabama Over Abortion Ban

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The state's new law is the nation's strictest when it comes to limiting reproductive rights. Read more ...

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Fake 'Drunk Pelosi' Videos Spread on Social Media

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Trump Offers Farmers Caught in Trade War $16B in New Aid

Trump Offers Farmers Caught in Trade War $16B in New Aid

With more than a dozen farmers at his side, President Trump announced a $16 billion aid package to compensate farmers for their losses in the trade war with China. "This... Read more ...