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:
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…