Gov’t Watchdog Demands Ethics Investigation into Giuliani’s Shadow Diplomacy in Ukraine

Law and Crime

On November 8, Campaign Legal Center (CLC) sent a 10-page letter to State Department Inspector General Steve Linick calling for the Office of Inspector General (OIG) to consider Giuliani a government employee “subject to conflict-of-interest laws.” “Giuliani has been afforded the privilege and power of federal public service, but he has not been subject to the vital oversight and accountability provided by federal ethics laws,” said CLC Ethics Counsel Delaney Marsco, in a press release accompanying the letter. “President Trump assigned Giuliani a substantial foreign policy role, but at the same time, Giuliani continued to represent private clients, many of whom are not publicly known,” said CLC’s Director of Federal Reform, Brendan Fischer.

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