May 29, 2023

Thousands of Government Officials Own Stocks In Companies Their Agencies Oversee

by The Journal

We’re off today, but we still have an episode for you! 

Hidden records show that thousands of senior executive branch employees owned stocks in companies whose fates were affected by their employers’ actions. WSJ’s Brody Mullins and Rebecca Ballhaus take us inside the nearly year-long Wall Street Journal investigation. This episode originally aired in October 2022. 

Further Reading:

-Government Officials Invest in Companies Their Agencies Oversee 

-131 Federal Judges Broke the Law by Hearing Cases Where They Had a Financial Interest 

-Congressional Staffers Gain From Trading in Stocks 

Further Listening:

-The Federal Law that 138 Judges have broken 

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