Trump Wants To Defang Ethics Oversight, Former Ethics Chief Walter Shaub Says
Trump wants to defang ethics oversight, former ethics chief Walter Shaub says
Former director of the United States Office of Government Ethics Walter Shaub(Photo: Mary Mathis, USA TODAY)
WASHINGTON — The former director of the Office of Government Ethics on Tuesday accused the White House of moving to undercut tough enforcement of ethics laws by installing a friendly figure as acting head of the agency.
In an interview with Capital Download, Walter Shaub said that an early test of the office’s independence could arise soon in a case involving the incoming White House communications director, Anthony Scaramucci.
Shaub repeatedly clashed with President Trump and his administration when he served as the federal …