The Head of the Office of Government Ethics Resigns

The Head of the Office of Government Ethics Resigns
Walter Shaub, head of the U.S. Office of Government Ethics, the federal agency charged with overseeing the executive branch ethics program and preventing conflicts of interest, resigned last week. President Trump has no ethics, so there really wasn’t much for Mr. Shaub to do.

Walter Schaub has joined the nonprofit Campaign Legal Center. “The US ethics czar quit so he can talk about the good, bad, and ugly in government,” explains Quartz.

More:

“Government Ethics Chief Resigns, Casting Uncertainty Over Agency,” Nicholas Fandos, New York Times

“Federal ethics chief who clashed with White House announces he will step down,” Rosalind S. Helderman and Matea Gold, Washington Post

“The top federal ethics official who criticized Trump just announced he’s quitting,” Libby Nelson, Vox

“Exiting Ethics Chief Walter Shaub Calls Trump White House ‘A Disappointment,'” Peter Overby, NPR

“Walter Shaub’s Brave, Quixotic Ethics Battle with Trump,” Sheelah Kolhatkar, The New Yorker

Updates:

“Outgoing ethics director warns the U.S. is ‘pretty close to a laughingstock at this point,'” Becca Stanek, The Week

“Former Ethics Chief: I Was ‘Horrified’ By Trump Lawyer Request,” Nicole Lafond, TPM Livewire

“Trump names new acting government ethics chief,” Stephen Braun, AP via PBS NewsHour

“NYT: Interim Ethics Chief Pushed To Consult WH Before Taking Actions,” Caitlin MacNeal, TPM Livewire

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