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.

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