Outgoing ethics chief Walter Shaub warns U.S. is ‘close to a laughingstock’ on ethical standards


Outgoing ethics chief Walter Shaub warns U.S. is ‘close to a laughingstock’ on ethical standards

The outgoing head of the Office of Government Ethics is not shying away from his criticism of President Trump as he prepares to leave his post, warning the president is undermining the United States’ credibility on the global stage.Walter Shaub announced earlier this month his decision to resign as director of the Office of Government Ethics, a position he’s held since 2013, and will officially step down from Tuesday.
Since Trump won the White House in November, Shaub has gone head-to-head with Trump over his business dealings, and criticized how the president decided to handle conflicts of interest with his …

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