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Ethics Group Asks New York to Divest From Ben & Jerry’s Parent Unilever

NLPC is asking New York State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli to divest the state’s retirement funds from Unilever, parent company of Ben & Jerry’s, which has ended ice cream...

If Allegations True, Indicted Clinton Lawyer Michael Sussman Should Also Be Disbarred

Yesterday afternoon, Special Counsel John Durham, appointed by former Attorney General William Barr last year, indicted lawyer Michael Sussman of Perkins Coie for lying to the...

States Invested in Ben & Jerry’s: Another One Bites the Dust

Following Arizona's move last week to divest from Unilever --- the parent company of the anti-Semitic Ben & Jerry's --- a blue, but heavily Jewish, state has made the same...

AOC’s ‘Tax the Rich’ Dress Draws Ethics Complaint

NLPC filed a Complaint today with the Office of Congressional Ethics against Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) for accepting impermissible gifts by attending the exclusive...

Facebook Censorship Limited to the Internet Underclass

You probably saw all the photos of the weekend's Met Gala, in which the elites attending the event showed their beautiful faces while the workers serving them were forced to wear...

Congressman Grills Blinken About FBI Interview Regarding Hunter Biden, Burisma

Secretary of State Antony Blinken appeared before Congress Monday and Tuesday for some rough rounds of questioning before committees of the House and Senate, respectively, about...

NYTimes Busted: Stealth-Edits Article About NYPost’s Accurate Hunter Biden Reporting

Remember when Twitter censored the New York Post's account and prevented it from disseminating its blockbuster reporting about the sensational contents found on Hunter Biden's...

Top Oversight Committee Republican Wants Answers on Hunter Biden’s Art Deals

On Tuesday the House's top Republican on the Committee for Oversight and Government Reform, Rep. James Comer, inquired with the art dealer handling the sales of Hunter Biden's...

TBT: Hunter Biden Linked Firm Received Over $150 Million in Federal Loans

In 2019 we raised red flags concerning Hunter Biden and $150 million of federal loans a financial firm he was affiliated with received. Rosemont Capital received the loans...

Arizona State Treasurer Announces Divestment of all State Funds from Ben & Jerry’s

Arizona State Treasurer Kimberly Yee announced on Tuesday that Arizona “will not allow taxpayer dollars to go towards anti-Semitic, discriminatory efforts against Israel,”...

OUR ACCOMPLISHMENTS

Founded in 1991, the National Legal and Policy Center promotes ethics in public life through research, investigation, education, and legal action.

2019– NLPC filed a Complaint against Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) alleging hundreds of thousands of dollars in campaign contributions were illegally routed through an LLC to evade required disclosures. The Complaint is pending.

2018 – NLPC litigated a constitutional challenge to Special Counsel Robert Mueller. Rejected by U.S. Court of Appeals for D.C., the suit nonetheless raised questions about Mueller’s actions and legitimacy.

2018 – NLPC filed two Complaints against Rep. Maxine Waters (D-CA) with the Federal Election Commission alleging that she and her daughter improperly benefitted from the publication of her so-called slate mailer.

2016 – NLPC exposed five instances of “pay to play” involving the State Department and the Clinton Foundation, including one that was the basis for a front-page Washington Post story.

2013-2016 – Through dozens of stories in the New York Post, New York Times and New York Daily News, NLPC has exposed New York corruption, resulting in the prosecution of a slew of politicians.

2015 – In New York, ex-Senate Majority Leader Dean Skelos and ex-Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver, were convicted on corruption charges. The prosecutions resulted from the disbanding of the “Moreland Commission,” established in response to NLPC-generated headlines. (Both convictions have been overturned. Both politicians will be retried.)

2015 – Sen. Robert Menendez (D-NJ) and his largest donor, Salomon Melgen, were indicted for bribery. The investigation was prompted by a New York Times front page story, based on info provided by NLPC, which detailed a Dominican port security deal pushed by Menendez that would have been a windfall for Melgen.

2014 – In response to NLPC’s request, General Motors recalled 1.3 million vehicles with a power steering defect.

2010 – Rep. Charles Rangel (D-NY) was censured by the entire House of Representatives. NLPC exposed his failure to report or disclose rental income from his beach house in the Dominican Republic, which led to more far-reaching scrutiny of his finances.

2010 – Rangel resigned as Chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee after he was admonished by the House Ethics Committee for leading a Caribbean junket in violation of House rules. The Committee’s action was based on NLPC’s photographs and audio recordings of the event.

2009 – Al Sharpton was fined $285,000 by the Federal Election Commission as a result of an NLPC Complaint for running an “off the books” presidential campaign.

2007 – Senator Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) sold back land to a developer a day after NLPC alleged in a Complaint to the Senate Ethics Committee that the original sale was a “sweetheart” deal.

2006-2010 – NLPC exposed cozy financial dealings between Rep. Alan Mollohan (D-WV) and recipients of his earmarks. Mollohan resigned as Chairman of the Ethics Committee. In May 2010, Mollohan lost re-election in the Democratic primary.

2005 – The New York Stock Exchange ended its support for Jesse Jackson’s groups after NLPC protests.

2004 – Two PACs associated with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) were fined $21,000 as a result of an NLPC Complaint to the FEC.

2004 – As a result of NLPC Complaints filed with the Federal Election Commission (FEC), Al Sharpton was fined $5,500 and forced to return $100,000 in presidential campaign matching funds.

 2003 – NLPC exposed the Boeing Tanker Deal Scandal, eventually sending two Boeing executives to jail, and saving taxpayers at least $4 billion.

1999 – NLPC broke a scandal involving the taxpayer-funded Legal Services Corporation (LSC), which was grossly inflating the number of cases it claimed to handle.

1996 – NLPC exposed then-FDA Commissioner David Kessler for overbilling on his expense reimbursements. Kessler resigned soon after. In his 2001 book, Kessler said NLPC “brought me as close to despair as I have ever been.”

1993 – NLPC successfully sued Hillary Rodham Clinton’s secret health care task force to open its meetings and records.  In their 2003 books, both Hillary and Sidney Blumenthal acknowledged NLPC’s role in sinking her plan.

NLPC TEAM MEMBERS

Board of Directors
Peter Flaherty, Chairman
Kurt Christensen, Vice-Chairman
Richard F. LaMountain
David Wilkinson

Government Integrity Project
Tom Anderson, Director

Publication Staff
Paul Chesser, Associate Fellow

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