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. David Apol, who worked as the ethics office's general counsel since January 2014, will lead the White House office designed to prevent conflicts of interest, OGE said in a Friday statement.
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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