Law Newz: GOP Congressman Implies Ethics Office Might Shutdown After Bizarre Twitter Incident
Meredith McGehee, Strategic Adviser for The Campaign Legal Center, doesn’t like what she sees.
“The Chaffetz letter raises two concerns,” she told LawNewz.com. “First, there is an implied threat to the Office and its funding. That threat is unjustified. When OGE has been given an opportunity to work with those coming into the Trump Administration, they have worked out agreements. OGE is simply doing its job and shouldn’t be punished for that. Second, summoning OGE Director Schaub to a closed-door hearing raises the specter of a star chamber inquisition. Given the controversy around President-elect Trump’s decision to break with decades of precedent and abide by OGE guidance, if there ever was a time for transparency to boost public confidence, it is now.”