Ethics

Ethics group seeks investigation of recently resigned federal railroad official

"An ethics group submitted a letter to the Department of Justice on Tuesday requesting that it launch an investigation of Heath Hall, the former deputy administrator of the Federal Railroad Administration who resigned over the weekend after allegations were raised about 'outside work' he took on while employed as a senior federal official."

Government Watchdog Calls on Justice Department to Investigate Former Trump Railroad Official Heath Hall

On February 13, 2018, CfA asked the Public Integrity Section of the Department of Justice to investigate whether Heath Hall, former Acting Administrator of the Federal Railroad Administration, violated federal criminal law by willfully filing a public financial disclosure report in which he falsely claimed he would not be receiving outside income.

Senior federal rail official resigns over questions about ‘outside work,’ Transportation Department says

"Daniel Stevens, executive director of the Campaign for Accountability, an ethics group, said last week that Hall lacked any experience 'for the critical job of overseeing America’s rail network' and also appears to have been 'holding down a second job as a Mississippi public relations consultant in violation of federal law.'"

Clash with witness shows Nunes’ drive to discredit dossier

"Rooney told CNN the Office of Congressional Ethics has sent letters to all of the Republican committee staff of the House Intelligence Committee related to leaks. A liberal advocacy group Campaign for Accountability filed a complaint with OCE against Nunes and his staff, accusing them of leaking information related to Fusion GPS. It's not clear if the letters are tied to that complaint or if it will turn into a formal investigation, and OCE will not comment publicly on its investigations."

Campaign for Accountability Files Ethics Complaint Against House Intel Chair Nunes for Leaking Confidential Information

On January 25, 2018, CfA asked the Office of Congressional Ethics to investigate whether Rep. Devin Nunes (R-CA) and/or staff of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, acting at his direction, violated House ethics rules by leaking confidential information provided to the committee during the course of its investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election.

Government Watchdog Calls on Congress to Investigate OMB Director Mick Mulvaney for Violating Federal Law as Temporary CFPB Director

On November 29, 2017, Campaign for Accountability called on the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs and the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform to investigate whether Office of Management and Budget ("OMB") Director Mick Mulvaney violated the Anti-deficiency Act by directing OMB staff to perform work for the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.

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