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Outgoing Ethics Chief says U.S. Is ‘Close to a Laughingstock’

Actions by President Trump and his administration have created a historic ethics crisis, the departing head of the Office of Government Ethics said. He called for major changes in federal law to expand the power and reach of the oversight office and combat the threat. (more…)

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Jason Chaffetz to Leave Congress on June 30

Rep. Jason Chaffetz, a Utah Republican and chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, announced Thursday that he will leave Congress on June 30, saying in a letter to his constituents he had notified Utah Gov. Gary Herbert of his intention to resign. (more…)

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Pentagon Launches Investigation Into Former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn Over Foreign Payments

The Pentagon inspector general has launched an investigation into whether Michael Flynn, U.S. President Donald Trump's former national security adviser, accepted money from foreign entities without the required approval, according to a letter released by House Democrats on Thursday. (more…)

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Michael Flynn Was Paid Over $65,000 by Russian-Linked Companies

Michael T. Flynn, President Trump’s former national security adviser, was paid over $65,000 by companies linked to Russia in 2015, according to a letter released on Thursday by congressional investigators. (more…)

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LIVE: Attorney General Jeff Sessions Holds News Conference (4 p.m., Thursday, March 2, 2017)

Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced he will hold a news conference at 4 p.m. Thursday amid scrutiny over his contacts with a Russian ambassador. A growing number of Republicans joined Democratic leaders in calling for Sessions to step aside from an investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 White House election.

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FBI Reportedly Gave Immunity to Top Hillary Clinton Aide During Email Probe

Hillary Clinton's former chief of staff, Cheryl Mills, and two other staff members were granted immunity deals in exchange for their cooperation in the now-closed FBI investigation into Clinton's use of a private email server as secretary of state, says a Republican congressman. (more…)

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Planned Parenthood President Complains About GOP’s Tough Questioning

Cecile Richards, the president of Planned Parenthood, says she was "stunned by the total lack of civility and use of raw power" by Republican members of Congress during last week's House Oversight and Government Reform hearing on her organization's federal funding. (more…)

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Newly Released Emails Show Attorney General Eric Holder Told Critics of his Handling of Fast and Furious to ‘Kiss My Ass’

Newly released emails show Attorney General Eric Holder said that Justice Department prosecutors who were critical of the department’s handling of the fallout of the Fast and Furious gun-walking scandal could “kiss my ass.” (more…)

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Julia Pierson

Congressmen ‘On the Precipice’ of Calling for the Resignation of the Director of the Secret Service

Just 18 months after taking the helm, Secret Service Director Julia Pierson spent hours Tuesday on Capitol Hill facing sharp questioning from House lawmakers incensed about a recent security breach at the White House and the misleading information the agency initially released about it. (more…)

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The White House is seen through layers of fencing, including the new temporary one which appeared yesterday, creating a wider buffer along the sidewalk in front of the White House in Washington, September 24, 2014. (CREDIT: REUTERS/LARRY DOWNING)

Man Who Jumped the Fence at White House Ran All Over the Main Floor Before Being Stopped; Congressman says President ‘May Not be as Safe as We Need him to Be’

The man who breached security at the White House this month raced through several rooms on the main floor, penetrating farther into the building than previously disclosed, a Republican congressman said on Monday. (more…)

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IRS Reports Even More Computer Crashes

A senior Obama administration official has told the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee that several other IRS officials have had “computer problems” over the last few years, including some who were close to former IRS employee Lois Lerner. (more…)

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In this Sept. 14, 2012 file photo shows Libyan military guards check one of the U.S. consulate's burned buildings in Benghazi, after a deadly attack on Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2012, that killed four Americans. (FILE / Mohammad Hannon, AP)

Military Officers Speak Out on What They Did and Didn’t Do During Benghazi Terror Attack; Say Clinton Did Not Issue Order to Stand Down

One by one, behind closed doors, military officers explained what they did and didn't do the night the U.S. diplomatic post in Benghazi, Libya, burned. (more…)

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