Republican Sen. Chuck Grassley (IA) wrote a letter pressing the State Department for additional information regarding Special Presidential Envoy for Climate John Kerry’s financial disclosures.
Grassley is seeking additional information from the State Department since the former Secretary of State recently disclosed millions in income from major energy firms and corporate financial institutions.
Grassley cites the recent Axios report claiming Kerry had disclosed millions of dollars in income from finance and energy firms along with his recently liquidated huge stock portfolio in his latest financial filing, including a $5 million salary from Bank of America.
The Iowa Senator said the Axios report “indicate[s] that Mr. Kerry has signed an ethics pledge barring him from participating in specific policy matters that would create a conflict with his former clients and employers.”
“However, it’s unclear exactly what matters Mr. Kerry has been barred from working on and whether he has received any waivers for specific matters