Ethics Office Weighs 'Corrective Action' for Pruitt
The federal government's top ethics official suggested Friday he is considering a "formal corrective action proceeding" regarding alleged improper behavior by EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt, a perhaps unprecedented step against a sitting member of the president's Cabinet.
Walter Shaub, the former OGE chief who resigned last year after blasting the Trump administration for alleged ethical violations, said a formal proceeding may have been launched once or twice several decades ago but that informal procedures have allowed OGE to address its concerns since then. Shaub praised Apol’s letter.
"This latest move by OGE is a very good thing and, given the turning tide against Pruitt, may help produce a result," Shaub told POLITICO in an email. "Way to go, OGE!"