conflict-of-interest

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
The VICE Guide to Right Now

A Government Watchdog Group Will Investigate Trump's Trips to Mar-a-Lago

The president has visited the "Winter Whitehouse" 17 times since taking office, and no one knows how much it's cost.
Drew Schwartz
3.28.17
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
funding

Jenny McCarthy’s Antivax Group Is Funding Scientific Research On Autism

A scientific publisher recently yanked a paper abstract after experts complained. It was mostly funded by Jenny McCarthy's Generation Rescue.
Bryson Masse
12.7.16
The VICE Guide to Right Now

Trump Says He'll Step Away from His Business to Focus on Being President

The president-elect tweeted that he will hold a press conference on December 15 to spell out the change.
Lauren Messman
11.30.16
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 not long after a five-part series published by VICE uncovered potential violations of federal conflict-of-interest laws by Barasch while representing Stanford. Meanwhile, the vast majority of American investors who got taken in by...
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
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