ProPublica is collecting and maintaining a file on the Ethics Letters of the Administration. Top members of the Administration pledge to adhered to ethics legislations and outlines any possible conflicts of interest that might exist either through their holdings and current affiliation or that of their immediate family. This may be a very good source if a question of “conflict of interest” arises. Of special interest is the first letter from Hillary Clinton, Secretary of State.
There are currently 154 pages of such letters and they are at: http://documents.propublica.org/obama-administration-ethics-agreements#p=1
Below is a description of process by Ms. Michel of ProPublica
by Amanda Michel, ProPublica - April 30, 2009 3:03 pm EDT , available at: http://www.propublica.org/article/nominee-ethics-promises-may-prove-unrealistic-0430
President Barack Obama meets with members of his Cabinet in the Cabinet Room at the White House on April 20, 2009. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)
President Obama's administration came to Washington pledging transparency and accountability in government. The White House has demanded strict new ethics requirements and signed pledges from appointees detailing what they will do to abide by the rules.
A few weeks ago, we published roughly three dozen ethics waivers (and nearly 200 financial disclosures) from the Obama administration by reporter Olga Pierce. Since then Olga has received more previously unpublished ethics letters, all of which we've now posted for public review