Federal Oversight

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Fed reviews ethics polices after prolific trading uncovered
The Federal Reserve said Thursday, Sept. 16, that it is reviewing its ethics policies governing senior officials' financial holdings, in the wake of disclosures that two regional Fed presidents engaged in extensive trading last year.
Off-duty DEA agent arrested on Capitol riot charges
A video posted on the internet showed Mark Sami Ibrahim carrying a flag bearing the words 'Liberty or Death' outside the Capitol, about 12 minutes before a mob of people pulled apart a nearby set of barricades.
Watchdog: Ross misled on reason for citizenship question
According to an investigation from the Office of Inspector General, during congressional testimony three years ago, former U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross gave a misleading reason for why he wanted a citizenship question on the 2020 census.
Trump DOJ seized data from House Democrats in leaks probe
Top Democrats called for an investigation on Thursday, June 10, 2021, after The New York Times reported that the Justice Department under President Donald Trump seized the communications data of members of the House Intelligence Committee.
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