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Richard W. Painter

Richard W. Painter

Richard W. Painter is the former Chief White House ethics lawyer and the S. Walter Richey Professor of Corporate Law at University of Minnesota Law School. From February 2005 to July 2007, he was associate counsel to the president in the White House Counsel’s office, serving as the chief ethics lawyer for the president, White House employees, and senior nominees to Senate-confirmed positions in the executive branch. His most recent book is with Peter Golenbock titled, American Nero: The History of the Destruction of the Rule of Law, and Why Trump Is the Worst Offender.

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January 6, 2023

Ethics, Congress, SCOTUS, & the Executive Branch

As part of his bid to secure the position of Speaker of the House, House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy has made a series of proposals in an effort to garner party support. ...