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- federal /FED-er-uhl/
- recollection /rek-uh-lek-shuhn/
- indication /in-di-KEY-shuhn/
- donor /doh-NER/
- disclose /dih-SKLOHZ/
[adjective] – relating to the central government, and not to the government of a region, of some countries such as the US
My grandfather was a federal employee of the United States.
[noun] – a memory of something
She has no recollection of what happened last Tuesday.
[noun] – a sign that something exists, is true, or is likely to happen
His question is a good indication of interest.
[noun] – a person who gives money or goods to an organization:
The donor visits the school twice a month.
[verb] – to make something known publicly, or to show something that was hidden
You should not disclose your personal information on the internet.
In an interview with Fox News, Pompeo labeled the case as “crazy talk” and said that he is willing to cooperate in the investigation if the State Department contacts him. The case could raise ethics concerns for the former Secretary of State, who has made strong indications that he would be running for the presidency in 2024. U.S. officials are not allowed to accept personal gifts from foreign governments. However, non-acceptance could cause embarrassment to the donor, so the gifts are turned over to the government archives. Failure to disclose personal gifts could result in a $50,000 civil penalty or even jail time, according to government ethics expert Walter Shaub.
- When was the last time you received a gift?
- Have you ever lost a valuable object?
- If you were a government official and a leader from a foreign government gives you a gift, what would you do?
- In your opinion, is gift-giving between countries significant?
- What do you think of government officials receiving personal gifts from foreign governments?