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Thursday, July 27, 2017

WASHINGTON — The first casualty of the new government taking over Washington may be information about the government itself, ethics watchdogs say. The new Republican-led Congress is moving toward confirming several of President-elect Donald Trump’s choices to run executive-branch departments even though they have not had their financial disclosures vetted and cleared by ethics officials. The…

IMAGE: U.S. President-elect Donald Trump talks to reporters as he and his wife Melania Trump arrive for a New Year’s Eve celebration with members and guests at the Mar-a-lago Club in Palm Beach, Florida, U.S. December 31, 2016.  REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst