"The Senate Monday confirmed controversial lawyer David Bernhardt as deputy secretary of the Interior -- the number two executive in charge of managing natural resources. The vote passed 53-43."
"A nonprofit group, Campaign for Accountability, claims that Bernhardt continued to lobby for the Westlands Water District in California after withdrawing his registration as a lobbyist in November. In a letter to the Justice Department asking it to investigate the claim, the group claims Bernhardt edited a draft executive order for then President-elect Trump involving water issues that stood to benefit Westland Water."
"A top U.S. Interior Department nominee violated ethics laws by continuing to lobby on behalf of a major client, according to a complaint filed with prosecutors today by Campaign for Accountability, a Washington, D.C. good government nonprofit."
"The Campaign for Accountability, a watchdog group, asked the U.S. Attorney for the District of Columbia on Thursday to investigate whether Bernhardt continued lobbying for a California water district even after withdrawing his lobbyist registration last year."
David Bernhardt, President Trump’s nominee for Deputy Secretary, continued to lobby for the Westlands Water District despite formally withdrawing his lobbying registration.
Politico's Josh Gerstein reports on our Office of Legal Counsel court hearing on July 18, 2017.
On Tuesday, July 18, Campaign for Accountability, represented by the Knight First Amendment Institute, will argue in the United States District Court in Washington D.C. that the Department of Justice must disclose its final written legal opinions that bind federal agencies.
Campaign for Accountability released a new report, Google Academics Inc., revealing Google’s extensive financial support for academics and policy experts. CfA identified 329 research papers published between 2005 and 2017 on public policy matters of interest to Google that were in some way funded by the company.
He can’t tell White House aides not to get their own attorneys, say letters to disciplinary panels.
Campaign for Accountability filed a complaint with the District of Columbia Bar alleging that President Donald J. Trump’s personal, attorney, Marc E. Kasowitz, may have violated District of Columbia Rules of Professional Conduct.