Watchdog files lawsuit to get ethics waivers


Watchdog files lawsuit to get ethics waivers

By Mary Lee and Kelsey Tamborrino
05/23/2017 02:45 PM EDT
Updated 05/23/2017 03:17 PM EDT
2017-05-23T03:17-0400
WATCHDOG GROUP FILES LAWSUIT TO GET ETHICS WAIVERS: “OGE cannot go to court to enforce its demand, but we can,” Austin Evers, director of watchdog organization American Oversight, told POLITICO this morning. The group is giving OGE director Walter Shaub an assist: It filed a lawsuit against the departments of Agriculture, Commerce, Energy, Health and Human Services, Interior, Treasury and Veterans Affairs, and the Environmental Protection Agency, after the agencies failed to respond to FOIA requests for conflict-of-interest waivers granted to employees who are former …

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