Congressional ethics investigators find 'substantial reason to believe' Democratic Rep. Tom Malinowski violated federal conflict-of-interest rules

Posted on AllSides October 21st, 2021
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Rep. Tom Malinowski, a Democrat from New Jersey. Tom Williams/CQ-Roll Call via Getty Images

The independent Office of Congressional Ethics found "substantial reason to believe" that Democratic Rep. Tom Malinowski of New Jersey violated federal rules or laws designed to promote transparency and defend against conflicts of interest, according to investigation documents released Thursday.

In its 5-1 vote, the Office of Congressional Ethics formally referred its Malinowski investigation to the Democrat-led House Committee on Ethics, which on Thursday confirmed will continue reviewing the matter.

The investigation involved the question of whether Malinowski failed to properly disclose dozens of personal stock trades he made during 2019 and 2020, which Insider...

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