'Not In Compliance': Wilbur Ross, The Trump Official Who Keeps Watchdogs Up At Night
Rich businessman Wilbur Ross' promise to divest millions of dollars' worth of assets upon becoming Commerce Department secretary drew warm praise in 2017, even from Democrats. "He has escaped sort of the more popular scrutiny because they're kind of sophisticated violations and they're a little bit wonky in terms of what the actual issue is," said Delaney Marsco, ethics counsel at the Campaign Legal Center, a nonprofit watchdog that filed a 115-page complaint against Ross last summer. "But that makes them even more serious. ... This is a pattern of impropriety." Watchdog groups such as the Campaign Legal Center, say that despite Ross' disclosures — and the series of amendments he has filed — they continue to have questions about what he has actually divested.