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Whether you are vetting a president, Supreme Court justice, or mayor, we'll give you all the tools you need to unearth the secrets of public officials and candidates. Using public records and master source-building, this presentation explains how to expose conflicts of interests, untangle financial connections, and reveal problematic relationships.
In this tipsheet, Steve Eder explains how to use public records and master-source building to expose conflicts of interests, untangle financial connections, and reveal problematic relationships.
Nonprofit organizations can be an untapped source for watchdog stories and investigations. Learn how to find and navigate IRS 990 forms and other documents to track spending, contracts, executive compensation and potential conflicts of interest at nonprofit organizations. Find out how to dig digger on organizations such as nonprofit hospitals, charity groups, arts organizations, youth sports leagues and more.
Generally, most U.S. Presidents do not ensconce their daughter and son-in-law in White House West Wing offices, nor lease and operate a posh hotel bearing their name just a block from the White House, nor refuse to publicly release their tax returns unlike all other previously-elected presidents since the Watergate scandal. Donald J. Trump has flouted many of the ethical mores of past presidents, including even such basics as facts and truth, according to the Washington Post uttering 3,000 false or misleading statements in just his first 16 months in office. All of which makes tracking the Trump administration’s conflicts of interest and other ethics-related issues an excellent adventure for any reporter and news organization. Meanwhile, public trust in government remains near historic lows in the United States.