conflict-of-interest

politics

Justin Trudeau’s Awkward Adventures Are Part of His Brand Now

He is not a crook. But he probably shouldn’t literally say “I am not a crook.”
Drew Brown
1.10.18
The VICE Guide to Right Now

Trump Aides Asked Mercenary Companies for Advice on Afghanistan

Steve Bannon and Jared Kushner's move presents a fraught conflict-of-interest issue.
Drew Schwartz
7.11.17
The VICE Guide to Right Now

Actually, Trump Has Unchecked Access to His Business Profits

And he doesn't have to tell the public if he reaps them, thanks to a new tweak made to the terms of his trust.
Drew Schwartz
4.3.17
Corruption

The Nightmarish Existence of the Watchdogs Keeping Tabs on Trump

The Founding Fathers probably didn't conceive of branding deals when they wrote the Constitution, but here we are.
Allie Conti
3.22.17
The VICE Guide to Right Now

The US Military Might Be Moving into Trump Tower

The Department of Defense said it's looking to lease space in the president's pricey Manhattan residence.
Lauren Messman
2.8.17
politics

Could a New Lawsuit Against Trump Force Him to Finally Release His Tax Returns?

A lawyer explains what's at stake in a suit brought by a watchdog group and a gaggle of law professors.
Matt Taylor
1.24.17
politics

Can a Facebook Group of 120,000 Lawyers Save America from Trump?

Lawyers for Good Government became an overnight Facebook sensation, but its founder wants it to be much, much more than that.
Harry Cheadle
1.16.17
News

Leading Anti-Marijuana Academics Are Paid by Painkiller Drug Companies

Researchers who have advocated against legalizing pot have also been on the payroll of top pharmaceutical firms with products that could be easily replaced by using marijuana. Could this be a major conflict of interest in the pot debate?
Lee Fang
8.27.14
News

Ex-SEC Official Steps Down Amid Questions Over His Work for Ponzi Schemer Allen Stanford

Barasch stepped down from his position as partner at the white-shoe Texas law firm Andrews Kurth not long after a five-part series published by VICE uncovered potential violations of federal conflict-of-interest laws by Barasch while representing...
Murray Waas
7.24.14
Fashion

Twinning Is Winning

For this fashion story, we found a bunch of twins and dressed (and undressed) them so many times, they couldn't even tell themselves apart from their biological carbon copies.
Ben Taylor
5.16.14
News

VICE Exclusive: How a Former Official Manipulated the System for His Clients and His Own Financial Benefit

Law firm's leaked documents demonstrate how the "revolving door" of SEC culture leaves investors unprotected and makes Wall Street executives rich.
Murray Waas
4.29.14
News

Chuck Strahl Oversaw Government Spies While Registered as an Enbridge Lobbyist

Like those underemployed twenty-somethings the internet loves to ridicule, former cabinet minister Chuck Strahl has to hustle a few side jobs to get the bills paid. “I’m not independently wealthy,” he told the National Post earlier this month, when...
Sarah Berman
1.28.14