Former ethics chief, a vocal Trump critic, joins watchdog group

The Hill

Walter Shaub, the former head of the Office of Government Ethics (OGE), is joining the federal ethics watchdog group Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW), according to a statement Tuesday from the group.

Shaub, who publicly clashed with President Trump over the president's business interests last year before resigning his post, previously served as senior director for ethics at the Campaign Legal Center. “I’ve been an admirer of CREW’s work, and now I’m excited to be a part of it,” Shaub said Tuesday in the press release. “At a time when the ethical norms that make up our democracy find themselves under constant attack, CREW is doing essential work to protect them," he continued.

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