Ethics Watchdog Can’t Investigate Kellyanne Conway Or Punish Other Rule Violators

Federal ethics officials need more teeth in order to investigate and punish ethics violators, a nonprofit government watchdog group wrote Tuesday. The Office of Government Ethics (OGE) “lacks the authority to investigate complaints of ethics noncompliance and to issue binding recommendations for disciplinary action,” Project On Government Oversight policy counsel Liz Hempowicz wrote. “Currently, investigations, determinations,…