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April 28, 2017

By Nick Schwellenbach

It Keeps Getting Worse for Michael Flynn



Army Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn President Trump’s former National Security Advisor Michael Flynn may be in legal trouble for failing to disclose information about his relationships with foreign governments.

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Topics: Government Accountability

March 30, 2017

By Lydia Dennett

Now Is the Time for Foreign Lobbying Reform



Picture of Foregin Money Recent revelations about Trump officials’ past work for foreign interests put the spotlight on the deficiencies of the Foreign Agents Registration Act (FARA).

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Topics: Government Accountability

March 28, 2017

By Ari Goldberg

POGO's 2017 Baker’s Dozen Wishlist for Congress



Aerial U.S. Capitol Building The Project On Government Oversight (POGO) has unveiled its biennial list of 13 policy areas ripe for Congressional action. It includes recommendations for legislative fixes to make the federal government more transparent, accountable, and ethical.

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Topics: Government Accountability, Open Government, Whistleblower Protections, Energy and Natural Resources, National Security, Public Health and Science, Contract Oversight

March 13, 2017

By Lydia Dennett

Justice Dept. Improves Access to Foreign Lobbying Documents



A shot of various foreign banknotes and coins The Department of Justice has made a key set of foreign lobbying documents available online for the first time. American lobbyists working on behalf of foreign governments or political parties are required to file these documents, known as informational ma

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Topics: Government Accountability, Open Government

February 17, 2017

By Iulia Gheorghiu

POGO Video: Explaining the Foreign Lobbying Revolving Door



Trump Ethics Executive Order Foreign Lobbying Revolving Door - foreign flags denoting influence dropped on an outline of the US Capitol POGO Investigator Lydia Dennett explains the loopholes in the Foreign Agents Registration Act and the Lobbying Disclosure Act that could allow lobbying agents with foreign clients to get around President Trump's foreign lobbying ban.

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Topics: Government Accountability, Open Government

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