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Richard W. Painter

Richard W. Painter was the chief White House ethics lawyer from 2005 to 2007, under President George W. Bush. He is currently the S. Walter Richey Professor of Corporate Law at the University of Minnesota, and is a graduate of Harvard College and Yale Law School.

Richard W. Painter was the chief White House ethics lawyer from 2005 to 2007, under President George W. Bush. He is currently the S. Walter Richey Professor of Corporate Law at the University of Minnesota, and is a graduate of Harvard College and Yale Law School.

Latest from Richard W. Painter

1d ago

A potential Trump indictment would still leave crimes unpunished

The former president was told he could do anything he wanted. It's no surprise that he listened.
21d ago

Many Trump employees got away with power abuses. Mike Pompeo shouldn't be one of them.

Pompeo's worst abuses — rooted in extreme politicization of the State Department — were devastating to U.S. interests around the globe.
37d ago

How Trump's election scam is still making him money

Trump's campaign donation scam wasn't his first con. It definitely won't be his last.
50d ago

Was a Trump critic's 1st Amendment violated by Yale? We're about to find out.

A Yale psychiatrist warned of Trump’s mental health — then she was fired. Something doesn’t add up.

Senate witnesses in Trump's impeachment trial could give Republicans causal proof

Any remaining hope for conviction lies in one final move House managers could make: insisting that the Senate call witnesses.
173d ago

Senate Republicans' Georgia bullying failed. But Lindsey Graham's ethics violations stand out.

Graham’s actions should be clearly identified and vociferously rejected by his fellow senators, as well as by the Biden administration.
215d ago

There is a way to make America's 2020 election results trustworthy — but we have to start now

Our democracy depends on evidence-based elections. And voting is America’s last stand.