WH ethics officer abruptly QUITS after clashes with Trump

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Head of Government Ethics Office who clashed with Trump White House abruptly resigns
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ELIZABETH PREZA
06 JUL 2017 AT 13:09 ET
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[FONT=&amp]Walter Shaub—who served as the director of the United State Office of Government Ethics—announced his resignation on Thursday, according to a letter he posted on his Twitter account.

“I am resigning from my position as the Director of the U.S. Office of Government Ethics effective Wednseday, July 19, 2017,” Shaub wrote to the president.
Since Donald Trump’s election, Shaub has frequently clashed with his team over questions of conflicts-of-interest, routinely chastising the president and his aides for openly violating ethics rules.

The OGE made headlines in its quest for compliance even before Trump assumed office, sending a series of tweets mock-praising then president-elect Trump for divesting from his businesses.

“.@realDonaldTrump OGE applauds the ‘total’ divestiture decision. Bravo!” one tweet read.

Trump had not yet divested, and instead Trump announced on Jan. 11 he would retain total ownership of the Trump Organization. He said his elder sons, Eric and Don Jr., would be responsible for managing the company while he’s president.

In a speech at the Brooking Institution shortly after the decision, Shaub called the move “wholly inadequate.“We can’t risk creating the perception
that government officials will use their positions for personal profit,” Shaub said, urging Trump to place his assets in a blind trust managed by a third party.

Shaub also went head-to-head with the White House in a public battle over release of the OGE waiver for top White House appointees, public documents the Trump administration argued Shaub lacked authority over. At the end of May, the White House finally began posting waivers online.


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Head of Government Ethics Office who clashed with Trump White House abruptly resigns
 

Devil505

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One can't even think of trump and the concept of ethics at the same time!
 

Devil505

Former Staff
Jan 2008
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Pleaaase! We'll just safely assume everything is crooked, sinister or amoral and we should be safe.
It's every man for himself!
Don't pay anything unless they take you to court, screw your neighbors and trip any blind people you see.
This is Trump's America now!