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Ethics

Public service is a public trust

Ethics

Public service is a public trust
It’s a question of knowing right from wrong, avoiding conflicts of interest, bending over backwards to see that there’s not even a perception of conflict of interest.
President George H. W. Bush, January 23, 1989

Ethics Cases and Actions

Violations of ethics obligations by officials across the Interior Department have raised serious questions about whether top agency officials are working to benefit the public, or to benefit the wealthy special interests that used to fund their paychecks. CLC is working to hold Interior officials accountable for ethics violations.

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On September 26, 2019, a whistleblower complaint was made public that alleges President Donald Trump used the power of his office to solicit interference from Ukraine in the 2020 U.S. election. Further reports have revealed other alleged illegal acts by employees or associates of the Executive Branch. Campaign Legal Center is calling out the Trump White House for multiple violations of campaign finance and ethics laws.

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Since Wilbur Ross was confirmed to his cabinet position as Commerce Secretary in February 2017, CLC has conducted vigorous oversight of his conduct, due to public concerns that his own financial interests conflict with the public interest.

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Our Lawmakers Must Enact and Enforce Clear Ethical Guidelines and Laws
CLC Watchdogs the White House
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In the face of reports revealing alleged illegal acts by employees or associates of the Executive Branch regarding the United States' relationship with Ukraine, Campaign Legal Center is calling out the Trump White House for multiple violations of ethics laws.

Principles for Designing an Independent Ethics Commission
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A strong independent ethics agency is an essential part of a government that is representative, responsive and accountable. This type of agency provides oversight that is critical to a functional democratic system overseeing ethics, financial disclosure, lobbying and campaign finance laws. Read more.  

Holding the Interior Department Accountable
U.S. Acting Secretary of the Interior David Bernhardt

Violations of ethics obligations by officials across the Interior Department have raised serious questions about whether top agency officials are working to benefit the public, or to benefit the wealthy special interests that used to fund their paychecks.

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