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Sen. Grassley Asks Blinken for Details About Possible Financial Conflicts Involving Biden’s Climate Envoy

Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) is requesting details about special envoy for climate John Kerry’s previous involvement in finance and energy investing after he left his job as secretary of state for President Barack Obama. Grassley wants to know the specifics of Kerry’s personal finances and what steps have been taken by him to avoid conflicts between his current duties as envoy and his private investments. “It is unclear exactly what matters Mr. Kerry has been barred from working on and whether he has received any waivers for specific matters that he could otherwise be recused from,” Grassley wrote in a letter to Secretary of State Antony Blinken. “The operation of good government requires faithful adherence to ethical rules,” he added. Grassley, ranking member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, sent the letter on Monday after it was reported by Axios that Kerry was paid $5 million from Bank of America last year. Kerry told …

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