A complaint over Gov. John Hickenlooper's travels has merit and will be investigated, Colorado's Independent Ethics Commission has decided.The commission reviewed the complaint, filed by the nonprofit Greenwood Village-based Public Trust Institute, during an executive session Monday. Aside from one commissioner who was absent, the group unanimously found the allegations to be “non-frivolous.”The complaint, filed earlier this month, accused Hickenlooper of traveling the globe in private jets and rooming in expensive hotels paid for by businesses in violation of state ethics laws.That same day, Hickenlooper’s office dismissed the claim as a “political stunt.” He could not immediately be reached for comment Tuesday.The Public Trust Institute was established two days before the complaint was filed by Republican Frank McNulty, a former state House speaker who has often criticized the Democratic governor’s policies.Hickenlooper now has 30 … [Read more...] about Colorado ethics panel to investigate Hickenlooper’s travel abroad
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Mike DeBonis, The Washington Post Published 9:34 am PDT, Wednesday, September 12, 2018 House Minority Whip Steny Hoyer, D-Md., speaks during a press conference in Washington on February 15, 2017. House Minority Whip Steny Hoyer, D-Md., speaks during a press conference in Washington on February 15, 2017. Photo: Washington Post Photo By Michael Robinson Chavez Photo: Washington Post Photo By Michael Robinson Chavez Image 1 of / 1 Caption Close Image 1 of 1 House Minority Whip Steny Hoyer, D-Md., speaks during a press conference in Washington on February 15, 2017. House Minority Whip Steny Hoyer, D-Md., speaks during a press conference in Washington on February 15, 2017. Photo: Washington Post Photo By Michael Robinson Chavez Democrats would hold quick … [Read more...] about Democrats would hold quick vote on sweeping ethics bill, Hoyer says
Carlos Lozada, The Washington Post Published 2:30 pm, Saturday, April 14, 2018 James Comey has written the Washington Book of the Moment, but he clearly does not want "A Higher Loyalty" to simply be one more Washington book of the moment. This is no "Game Change" or, God forbid, "Fire and Fury," insider tales gauged by the scores they settle, nuggets they unearth and screenplays they elicit. One look at its austere cover and ponderous subtitle and you know this is meant as a lasting, highbrow work - a big-think story of values and institutions clashing with tribalism and self-interest in Washington. Running through the book, a sort of geek chorus, is Comey's doctrine of "ethical leadership," an often preachy and sometimes profound collection of principles that he believes should govern those who govern. "A Higher Loyalty" is the brand extension of James Comey: the upright citizen turned philosopher, the lawman as thought leader. "Values - like truth, integrity, and … [Read more...] about In his new book, Comey calls for ‘ethical leadership’ but does he live up to it?
Democracy Dies in Darkness Sections Home Subscribe Try 1 month for $1 Username Sign In Account Profile Newsletters & Alerts Gift Subscriptions Contact Us Help Desk Subscribe Account Profile Newsletters & Alerts Gift Subscriptions Contact Us Help Desk Accessibility for screenreader The Fix Analysis Analysis Interpretation of the news based on evidence, including data, as well as anticipating how events might unfold based on past events by Callum Borchers by Callum Borchers Email the author April 13 at 6:30 AM Email the author Former FBI director James B. Comey's memoir hits bookshelves next Tuesday and his blitz of media interviews begins with "20/20" on Sunday. But The Washington Post obtained a copy of “A Higher Loyalty” and published excerpts on Thursday. Here, we boil down 304 pages to three big takeaways: 1. Comey does not accuse Trump of committing a crime. The book is … [Read more...] about 3 big takeaways from James Comey’s new book
POLITICS 04/05/2018 04:05 pm ET Updated 21 minutes ago It's a lot deeper than his $50-a-night rental from industry lobbyists. By Alexander C. Kaufman 690 34 Scott Pruitt is facing mounting pressure to resign from the Environmental Protection Agency amid intensifying scrutiny of his alleged ethical lapses. On Tuesday, two Republican House members joined Democrats and environmental groups in calling for Pruitt to step down. On Wednesday, White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said that “the president thinks that he’s done a good job, particularly on the deregulation front,” but added that “we take this seriously and we’re looking into it.” On Thursday, Hogan Gidley, a deputy White House press secretary, said on Fox News that he “can’t speak to the future of Scott Pruitt.” Pressure escalated Thursday afternoon as two new reports alleged that Pruitt tried to abuse his vehicle’s emergency … [Read more...] about At Least 23 Ethical Issues Are Dogging EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt