Tuesday, March 7, 2017

How the Trump Administration May Be Skirting Its Own Ethics Rules; ProPublica via Mother Jones, March 7, 2017

Justin Elliott, ProPublica via Mother Jones; 

How the Trump Administration May Be Skirting Its Own Ethics Rules


"There are multiple signs the Trump administration is not aggressively policing ethics issues beyond its handling of the rules on lobbyists. In January, Trump's team cancelled a previously scheduled ethics and leadership training course for White House appointees, Politico reported. The White House Counsel's office also gave a pass to Trump aide Kellyanne Conway for violating ethics rules by urging Americans to buy Ivanka Trump's clothing line.
During the Obama administration, the White House posted copies of ethics waivers on its website. Obama issued a handful to former lobbyists during his eight years in office.
The current White House website still has a page for ethics waivers, but it is empty. It states: "Ethics pledge waivers will be published as they become available.""

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