White House ethics office asked to investigate Trump’s top ethics staffer: Report


White House ethics office asked to investigate Trump’s top ethics staffer: Report

A federal ethics watchdog is asking the White House to investigate an alleged violation of ethics rules by the White House staff member whose job is to ensure compliance with those rules.The Daily Beast reported Thursday that the Office of Government Ethics referred the allegations against Stefan Passantino to White House Counsel Don McGahn.
Passantino, a deputy to McGahn, works for the White House as its agency ethics official who is tasked with ensuring compliance of conflict-of-interest provisions imposed by President Trump in January.
A group of Democratic senators — who brought the allegations to the ethics office’s attention — contend …

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