Trump’s Ambassadors: Financial Disclosures

Nominees for high-level positions have to file financial disclosures and ethics agreements with the Office of Government Ethics. For some reason, the OGE posts these revealing documents for only the highest-paid officials. Ambassadors don’t earn enough to get posted, so their disclosures have to be requested.

On this page I’ll be posting the documents for all ambassadors and nominees as they become available.

NEW John Bass (Afghanistan): financial disclosure / ethics agreement

Terry Branstad (China):  financial disclosure / ethics agreement

Scott Brown (New Zealand & Samoa): financial disclosure / ethics agreement

David Friedman (Israel): financial disclosure / ethics agreement

Callista Gingrich (Holy See [Vatican]): financial disclosure / ethics agreement

William F. Hagerty IV (Japan): financial disclosure / ethics agreement

Todd Haskell (Republic of Congo): financial disclosure / ethics agreement

Nikki Haley (United Nations): financial disclosure / ethics agreement

NEW Jon Huntsman (Russia): financial disclosure / ethics agreement

Doug Manchester (Bahamas): financial disclosure / ethics agreement

Jay Patrick Murray (UN, Political Affairs): financial disclosure / ethics agreement

Tulinabo Mushingi (Senegal and Guinea-Bissau): ethics agreement (Sept 2016) / ethics agreement (March 2017)

Michael Raynor (as Ambassador to Benin under Obama): initial financial disclosure / ethics agreement  / 2013 disclosure / 2014 disclosure / 2015 disclosure // (as Ambassador to Ethiopia under Trump):  ethics agreement

Note: Title 1 of the Ethics in Government Act of 1978, as amended, 5 U.S.C. app. § 105(c), states that: It shall be unlawful for any person to obtain or use a report: (A) for any unlawful purpose; (B) for any commercial purpose, other than by news and communications media for dissemination to the general public; (C) for determining or establishing the credit rating of any individual; or (D) for use, directly or indirectly, in the solicitation of money for any political, charitable, or other purpose. The Attorney General may bring a civil action against any person who obtains or uses a report for any purpose prohibited in paragraph (1) of this subsection. The court in which such action is brought may assess against such person a penalty in any amount not to exceed $11,000. Such remedy shall be in addition to any other remedy available under statutory or common law.

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