The Hill: New Trump ethics chief has battled with colleagues to loosen ethics rules: report
President Trump's pick to lead the Office of Government Ethics (OGE) has clashed with outgoing chief Walter Shaub over how rigidly the agency enforces conflict-of-interest laws and other policies, according to a new report.
Shaub called these moves a bad idea.
“Moves like this jeopardize O.G.E.’s independence,” Shaub said.
In a statement, the White House told the Times that Apol would be a "welcome" change to the agency's leadership.