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Thursday, July 6, 2017

Toothless Ethics

The director of the Ethics Office quit. The reason is that no one is backing ethics enforcement. The President is allegedly violating conflicts of interest, and Congress doesn't seem to care one bit, much less the President.

Trump is violating laws and regulations right and left. The court has stopped him on many occasions, though no one has levied punishment.

The whole world is watching. Congress and Republicans are going along. Democracy and freedom is downgraded.
"Ethics Office Director Walter Shaub Resigns, Saying Rules Need To Be Tougher 
July 6, 20171:01 PM ET
Peter Overby 2010 
Outgoing ethics director Walter Shaub said in January that President Trump's plan to reduce conflicts of interest "doesn't meet the standards ... that every president in the past four decades has met." 
Office of Government Ethics Director Walter Shaub Jr. is turning in his resignation on Thursday. 
The move follows months of clashes with the White House over issues such as President Trump's refusal to divest his businesses and the administration's delay in disclosing ethics waivers for appointees." 
NPR

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  1. Ethics director who clashed with Trump resigns
    Walter Shaub, the leader of the federal government’s ethics office who previously criticized President Trump over his business interests, submitted his resignation on Thursday. He will leave office nearly six months before the end of his term.

    He will officially step down from the Office of Government Ethics (OGE) on July 19, according to a letter he posted on his Twitter account.

    The Hill

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