The Hill: White House Chooses Interim Head of Ethics Agency


The White House has picked David Apol to be the interim head of the Office of Government Ethics (OGE) after Walter Shaub's resignation.


On Friday, Shaub blasted the pick, accusing the White House of "playing politics."

“This sort of political interference creates the appearance that the White House may be hoping to engineer looser oversight by reaching down and leapfrogging a career employee over his own supervisor temporarily," he said in a statement. "This way, the White House gets to install its preferred candidate without having a Senate confirmation hearing in which it would have to face tough questions about how the nominee would address the administration’s ethics problems.”

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