Bloomberg Law
April 26, 2018, 6:09 PM

Appointee Violated Trump Ethics Pledge, Second Official Says

Hassan A. Kanu
Hassan A. Kanu
Legal Reporter

A labor board ethics official agrees with the agency inspector general that member William Emanuel (R) violated the Trump administration’s conflict-of-interest rule, according to two memos obtained by Bloomberg Law.

“We agree with the IG’s determination that, under the totality of the circumstances, Member Emanuel violated the Ethics Pledge,” Lori Ketcham, the labor board’s designated agency ethics official, and a deputy wrote in a Feb. 21 memo to the board. The memo had previously not been made public

Ketcham said Emanuel shouldn’t have participated in a lightning rod case that impacted a separate legal dispute in which his former law ...

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