News Leader: Trump wants to defang ethics oversight, former ethics chief Walter Shaub says


The former director of the Office of Government Ethics on Tuesday accused the White House of moving to undercut tough enforcement of ethics laws by installing a friendly figure as acting head of the agency.


Shaub repeatedly clashed with President Trump and his administration when he served as the federal government's top ethics watchdog, a job he left last week. Now working a few blocks away from the White House at a nonprofit advocacy group called the Campaign Legal Center, Shaub is continuing to be a thorn in Trump's side, accusing the president of ignoring and abusing long-standing norms for ethical behavior. 

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