Former White House ethics chief balks at Trump's pick for acting director (CNN)
"It's unfortunate that the White House decided to play politics with the interim director role," Walter Shaub, who stepped down on Wednesday, said in a statement.
"David's approach to interpreting ethics rules is looser than Shelley's," he told CNNMoney. "...The president is free to select whomever he likes for the position of director. But if he has someone he likes, he should formally nominate that person so the senate can ask the nominee how he would address the administration's ethics problems."