Politico: Trump names acting director for Office of Government Ethics
President Donald Trump designated a long-time ethics expert as acting director for the Office of Government Ethics Thursday following the resignation of former director Walter Shaub.
Shaub, who took a job as senior director at the Campaign Legal Center after he resigned, criticized Trump's decision not to nominate a long-term replacement — and he said by elevating the general counsel instead of the office's chief of staff, the president inappropriately interfered at the agency.
Corey Goldstone, a spokesman for the Campaign Legal Center, told POLITICO in an email that an acting director can lead the office for 210 days. If the White House nominates a permanent leader, the 210-day clock starts over.