Politico: Resigned ethics chief: Priebus ‘threat’ symbolic of White House relationship


“I think the fairly explicit threat from Reince Priebus during that show really is emblematic of how the interactions with the White House have been since the beginning of this administration,” said Shaub, who has accepted a position with the Campaign Legal Center as senior direct of ethics.

Shaub said he always thought federal ethics rules were sturdy enough “to protect the integrity of the government’s operations.” But his experience during the Trump administration has convinced him that the rules need strengthening, he said, and that he had accomplished all he could in his role.

“When the opportunity at the Campaign Legal Center came up, I wanted to seize it before it was gone because I really think I may be able to have more impact from outside the government than inside at this point, because I’ll have a lot more freedom outside the government,” he said.

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