Both Parties Bash Government Ethics Office for being Unethical

Office of Government Ethics Director Walter Shaub was called to the woodshed by Democratic and Republican members of the House Oversight Committee for his “highly unethical” behavior relating to President Trump in recent months. Shaub was accused of adding partisanship to this non-partisan executive branch agency.

The closed-door meeting was called by Chairman Jason Chaffetz (R-UT), after Shaub blasted then President Elect Trump outlined his plan to turn the management of his business interests to his two oldest sons, Donald Jr and Eric.  The Office of Government Ethics director took to twitter and Trump’s plans to satisfy ethics concerns as “wholly inadequate.” Shaub followed up by demanding that Trump completely divest from his businesses.

Rep. Chaffetz, also pointed out that Shaub donated a total of $500 to Obama’s 2012 reelection campaign:

take our poll - story continues below

Will the Democrats try to impeach President Trump now that they control the House?

  • Will the Democrats try to impeach President Trump now that they control the House?  

  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.
Completing this poll grants you access to The Constitution updates free of charge. You may opt out at anytime. You also agree to this site's Privacy Policy and Terms of Use.

Trending: The Bill of Rights: Amendments 1-10 to the U.S. Constitution


Ranking member Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-MD)  said lawmakers from both parties were troubled by Shaub’s initial “bravo” tweets, sent soon after Trump was elected president. Shaub’ congratulated Trump for agreeing to divest from his business, but the President Elect hadn’t said he would divest…


Read the Rest of the Story at the Lid

Please leave your comments below

We have no tolerance for comments containing violence, racism, vulgarity, profanity, all caps, or discourteous behavior. Thank you for partnering with us to maintain a courteous and useful public environment where we can engage in reasonable discourse.