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EPA chief tells U.S. lawmakers he has fund to fight ethics complaints

EPA chief tells U.S. lawmakers he has fund to fight ethics complaintsBy Valerie Volcovici and Timothy Gardner WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. Environmental Protection Agency chief Scott Pruitt said on Wednesday that he now has a legal fund in place to help him fight off a growing list of allegations against him related to his spending and reported ethical missteps in office. “It has been set up,” Pruitt told the Senate Appropriations Committee’s subcommittee on Interior, Environment and Related Agencies about the fund. Pruitt has been under pressure from lawmakers in recent weeks over reports about his routine use of first-class travel, his 24/7 security detail, costly office renovations, and ties to industry – criticisms he called overblown on Wednesday.



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FIFA Cites Ethics Rules After Trump's Threatening World Cup Tweet

FIFA Cites Ethics Rules After Trump's Threatening World Cup TweetU.S. President Donald Trump tweeted a threat to countries opposing North



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Video: Former Port Authority ethics chair swore at officers

Video: Former Port Authority ethics chair swore at officersTENAFLY, N.J. (AP) — A Port Authority of New York and New Jersey commissioner caught on camera delivering an expletive-laced tirade to police officers during a traffic stop has resigned.



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Who is Scott Pruitt? EPA chief whose whole career has been dogged by ethics concerns

Who is Scott Pruitt? EPA chief whose whole career has been dogged by ethics concernsEarly in Scott Pruitt’s political career, as a state senator from Tulsa, Oklahoma, he attended a gathering at the Oklahoma City home of an influential telecommunications lobbyist who was nearing retirement and about to move away. The lobbyist said that after the 2003 gathering, Mr Pruitt – who had a modest legal practice and a state salary of $ 38,400 – reached out to her. “For those ego-minded politicians, it would be pretty cool to have this house close to the Capitol,” said the lobbyist, Marsha Lindsey.



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Federal Ethics Chief Asks EPA To Address 'Concerns' Over Scott Pruitt

Federal Ethics Chief Asks EPA To Address 'Concerns' Over Scott PruittThe federal government's top ethics official says it's time for the



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EPA Ethics Official Walks Back Defense Of Scott Pruitt's Condo Rental

EPA Ethics Official Walks Back Defense Of Scott Pruitt's Condo RentalThe Environmental Protection Agency's lead ethics official this week walked



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White House Probes Kushner Business Loans After Ethics Questions

White House Probes Kushner Business Loans After Ethics QuestionsThe White House is investigating whether loans made to the Kushner family real



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Former George W. Bush White House ethics lawyer eyes run for Senate

Former George W. Bush White House ethics lawyer eyes run for SenateRichard Painter served as chief ethics lawyer under President George W. Bush, and has since become a high-profile critic of the Trump White House and potential conflicts of interest. Painter announced this week that he's forming an exploratory committee for a possible campaign to represent Minnesota in the U.S. Senate. Painter joins "Red and Blue."



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Ben Carson Cancels $31,000 Furniture Order After Ethics Questions

Ben Carson Cancels $  31,000 Furniture Order After Ethics QuestionsWASHINGTON ― Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson said Thursday that he would cancel an order for an expensive furniture set for his government office after it sparked ethics concerns and controversy in light of the agency’s proposed budget cuts. Carson told CNN that he initially wasn’t aware of the purchase.



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Wisconsin Republicans Abruptly Decide To Oust Top State Elections And Ethics Officials

Wisconsin Republicans Abruptly Decide To Oust Top State Elections And Ethics OfficialsWisconsin Republicans voted Tuesday to remove the state’s top election election and ethics officials, despite looming state and federal elections.



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