Texas Tribune: Former official "fought as good of a fight as I could" to make Trump White House follow ethics rules


The consensus was clear at a discussion by ethics experts at the Texas Tribune Festival on Saturday: Donald Trump's White House may be the most unethical administration Americans have ever seen.

Walter Shaub, who was the director of the U.S. Office of Government Ethics until he quit in frustration earlier this year, said Trump had told his office to "go jump in a lake."


The last straw for Shaub, who is now with an organization called the Campaign Legal Center, was having to fight for a month to get basic ethics records that did not even turn out to be useful.

In general, Shaub said, Trump's actions represent a "significant departure" from "ethical norms." He added that it will be on the next president to repair the damage that's been done.

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