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By Rachel Morris | Wednesday, 22 June 2022 12:00
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White House senior adviser Anita Dunn is meeting an ethics complaint from a government watchdog group amid her return to the West Wing for the third time throughout the Biden administration.

Fox News Digital exclusively obtained the ethics complaint filed by the Foundation for Accountability and Civic Trust (FACT), a government ethics watchdog, against Dunn for her "failure to file the required personal financial disclosure" before her return to the White House.

FACT further called on the White House Office of Government Ethics (OGE) to take action about her lack of personal financial disclosure.

"Prior to her government employment, Anita Dunn was a founding member of SKDK, a corporate and political consulting firm, and worked for President Biden’s campaign in 2020," the complaint states. "Since January 2021, Dunn has either been employed by the White House, worked for SKDK, or both at the same time."

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"In spite of her senior advisor positions with the White House, Dunn has not filed a public financial disclosure report," the complaint goes on. "The administration claimed that Dunn did not need to file a public report because she was classified as a ‘special government employee and her salary was below the threshold of $132,552 requiring public disclosure."

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A White House spokesperson pointed Fox News Digital to state that Dunn's more permanent position this time around needs her to sign an ethics pledge as well as submit personal financial disclosures and is under the purview of government ethics rules. The spokesperson did not immediately reply to a follow-up question as to when Dunn would submit her disclosure.

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FACT wrote that the White House’s allegations of Dunn not needing to file personal financial revelations in her earlier roles "appears to be an intentional attempt to avoid the ethics laws" and the "classification of ‘special government employee is someone retained to perform temporary duties of not more than 130 days," like someone doing National Guard training.

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"The role of ‘senior advisor’ is not a temporary one but rather is a position that is continuous in the administration, demonstrated by the fact that both past and current advisors have filed public financial disclosures, including another senior advisor to President Biden, Mike Donilon," FACT wrote in the complaint.

"Moreover, Dunn’s first period of employment alone was longer than the 130 days of those classified as a special government employee. Her returning multiple times also shows that this is not a temporary position," FACT went on. "Additionally, Dunn’s salary was $129,000—just below the threshold requiring public disclosure and significantly lower than the $180,000 salary of other White House officials with the same seniority."

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