The Boston Globe: Trump Promised to ‘Drain the Swamp.’ So What’s Happening With His Cabinet?


“There’s a disregard for ethics rules,” said Larry Noble, senior director and general counsel of the Campaign Legal Center, a nonprofit focused on good governance. “And when you have this amount of problems, where you have to look at is the top — the president and the standards set. And what’s been clear from the beginning — and nothing has really changed there — is that Trump is very little concerned about ethics issues.”

Noble added another reminder: Trump had no political experience before entering the White House. The same is also true for some members of his Cabinet, including Carson, and Noble said he believes some of the current problems stem less from malice and more from ignorance.

“They tend to still view things from the perspective of a CEO of a family-owned company,” Noble said.

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