Politics Ethics

  • NEW YORK— Donald Trump says he is leaving his famed business behind. That is the muddled message from the president-elect's news conference Wednesday about plans to separate himself from his business while in office to avoid conflicts of interest. Trump and his lawyer portrayed his moves as extraordinary.

  • WASHINGTON— The director of the federal government's ethics agency Tuesday blasted President-elect Donald Trump's plan to maintain his business empire by turning it over to his sons instead of selling off all his corporate assets and placing remaining profits in a government-approved blind trust. Emails between the OGE and the Trump transition team...

  • WASHINGTON— President-elect Donald Trump's choice to become Treasury secretary, Steven Mnuchin, will sell 43 assets to avoid conflicts of interest in office, according to new filings made public Wednesday by the U.S. Office of Government Ethics. Mnuchin, an investment banker and financier with a disclosed net worth of at least $166 million, holds investments...

  • Trump's business plan

    CNBC's Robert Frank reports the latest on Trump's plans to break some ties with his businesses.

  • NEW YORK— President-elect Donald Trump said Wednesday he will continue to profit from his global business empire after he enters the White House this month— a precedent-breaking decision that the director of the Office of Government Ethics swiftly condemned as unpatriotic. At a news conference announcing a much-anticipated plan for dealing with his...

  • ETHICS ADVISER TO APPROVE ANY NEW DEALS TO AVOID ETHICS OR CONFLICT OF INTEREST CONCERNS- LAWYER.

  • WASHINGTON— President-elect Donald Trump's nominee to be the nation's top health official is facing calls for investigation of whether his stock picks were guided by insider knowledge gleaned as a senior member of Congress. Tom Price, R- Ga., was chosen by Trump in part because of his plan to repeal "Obamacare," and his confirmation hearings are expected to be a...

  • NEW YORK— Donald Trump says his business is "great," and you'll have to trust him on that. One of the few things an outsider can know for sure is that it's a complex and opaque hodgepodge of an empire scattered around the globe. Trump has interests in 500 companies in about 20 countries.

  • WASHINGTON, Jan 5- Senate Democrats on Thursday demanded an ethics probe into Tom Price, President-elect Donald Trump's pick for U.S. health secretary, following a report that the fierce Obamacare critic traded in healthcare company stocks while pushing legislation in Congress that could affect those shares. Price is an orthopedic surgeon and a Republican...

  • WASHINGTON, Jan 5- U.S. Senate Democrats on Thursday demanded an ethics probe into Tom Price, President-elect Donald Trump's pick for health secretary, following a report that the fierce Obamacare critic traded in healthcare company stock while pushing legislation in Congress that could affect those shares. Price is an orthopedic surgeon and a Republican...

  • In a series of tweets, Trump, who takes office on Jan. 20, blasted Senate Democratic Leader Charles Schumer and his fellow Democrats, who have vowed to preserve President Barack Obama's legacy-defining healthcare law even as Republicans move ahead with their long-running bid to scrap it. Representative Tom Price, a Georgia Republican, because of his reported...

  • Republican President-elect Donald Trump on Thursday kept up his attacks on Democrats and Obamacare while calling for a bipartisan effort in Congress to come up with a healthcare alternative that would lower costs and improve care. In a series of tweets, Trump, who takes office later this month, blasted Senate Democratic Leader Charles Schumer and his fellow...

  • Tillerson making a substantial financial sacrifice: Painter

    Discussing the news that secretary of State pick Rex Tillerson will sever ties with Exxon Mobile to avoid conflicts of interest, with Richard Painter, former chief White House ethics lawyer under George W. Bush.

  • With Trump set to be sworn in as president on Jan. 20, Republicans will control both the White House and Congress for the first time since 2007.. The moment was overshadowed, however, by a an uproar over a surprise move by Republicans in the House of Representatives in a closed-door meeting late on Monday to weaken the independent Office of Congressional Ethics,...

  • Cramer says Congress could be the culprit to end the stock market rally in 2017

    Jim Cramer outlines why investors need to watch Washington to determine if the Trump rally can continue.

  • With Trump set to be sworn in as president on Jan. 20, Republicans will control both the White House and Congress for the first time since 2007.. The moment was overshadowed, however, by a an uproar over a surprise move by Republicans in the House of Representatives in a closed-door meeting late on Monday to weaken the independent Office of Congressional Ethics,...

  • With Trump set to be sworn in as president on Jan. 20, Republicans will control both the White House and Congress for the first time since 2007.. But the moment was overshadowed by a an uproar over a surprise move by Republicans in the House of Representatives in a closed-door meeting late on Monday to weaken the independent Office of Congressional Ethics, which is...

  • Donald Trump

    President-elect Donald Trump said in an interview Sunday that his executives would run his business empire alongside his children.

  • Richard Painter

    It's in Trump's best interests to sell off his business if he wants to devote his time to the presidency, Bush's former ethics lawyer says.

  • WASHINGTON, Nov 30- President-elect Donald Trump faced criticism from an unusual source on Wednesday when a buttoned-down U.S. government ethics office issued an apparently sarcastic stream of Twitter messages applauding him for selling off his assets. Trump, in fact, has not said whether he will sell the hotels, golf courses and other businesses that make up...