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Warren’s Anti-Corruption Plan Could Re-start Probe Into Trump’s Sister

October 7, 2019, 2:07 PM UTC

Elizabeth Warren rolled out a new anti-corruption proposal Monday that could, if enacted, re-start a probe into the judicial behavior of President Donald Trump’s sister, a former federal appeals court judge.

Warren’s plan seeks to beef up ethical standards for judges and set up a binding process for recusal when they have possible conflicts of interest.

It also would allow investigations into judicial misconduct to continue after a judge resigns or gets elevated to the Supreme Court, meaning it would affect Maryanne Trump Barry, who quit her spot on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit in 2017 amid a probe of whether she’d engaged in tax fraud with her siblings.

Warren said the proposal would make sure “individuals under investigation cannot simply resign from the bench to avoid accountability.”

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