Ivanka Trump May Have Just Broken the Law With a Father's Day Tweet to Her Dad, and People Are Pretty Sure They Know What Happens Next
Barely a week after the Office of the Special Counsel (OSC) recommended the removal of presidential advisor Kellyanne Conway over Hatch Act violations, advisor and eldest daughter of President Donald Trump—Ivanka Trump—may soon have to grapple with Hatch Act violations of her own.
The Hatch Act forbids executive branch officials from engaging in political activity or campaigns while employed, with the exception of the President and Vice President.
Donald Trump Intervened in Plan to Redevelop FBI Headquarters Down the Street From His DC Hotel, and Ethics Watchdogs Think They Know Why
Office spaces for federal agencies and legislators in Washington DC get renovated and upgraded to meet the changing needs of the group involved. After 9/11, many older federal buildings got failing marks for their locations and facilities being vulnerable to attack.
As such, many sensitive offices relocated outside the city to meet the post-9/11 security concerns. The personnel at the J. Edgar Hoover Building of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) on Pennsylvania Avenue were slated for a similar move to a Maryland or Virginia location where the required walls, fencing and guard posts could be added.
President Donald Trump accepted the resignation of embattled EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt on Thursday, announcing on Twitter that Pruitt "has done an outstanding job" and will be replaced by Deputy Administrator Andrew Wheeler beginning Monday.
We Now Know How Donald Trump's Legal Team Plans to Fight Back Against Lawsuits Brought Against Him as President
The state of Maryland and the District of Columbia filed a lawsuit against President Donald Trump for violating the U.S. Constitution’s “emoluments” clause. But Trump's legal team says their employer has "absolute immunity."
The U.S. Constitution’s Emoluments Clause bars U.S. officials, elected or appointed, from accepting gifts or payments from foreign entities without receiving congressional approval. It also bars the president from receiving gifts and payments from individual states.
The legal watchdog group Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW) filed a federal lawsuit in the Southern District of New York at 9 AM today accusing President Donald Trump of violating the Constitution by allowing his businesses to accept payments from foreign governments. Under the constitutional provision, “no Person holding any Office of Profit or Trust under them, shall, without the Consent of the Congress, accept of any present, Emolument, Office, or Title, of any kind whatever, from any King, Prince, or foreign State.”
"The foreign emoluments clause of the Constitution prohibits Trump from receiving anything of value from foreign governments, including foreign government-owned businesses, without the approval of Congress," CREW said in a press release, adding that its lawsuit requests the court to issue a judgment defining elements of the Foreign Emoluments Clause that the new president's interests do or will violate, and an injunction forbidding him from accepting such payments.