The Washington Post: Clinton and Trump transitions must follow strict ethics rules, groups say


The presidential transition teams should adopt a rigorous code of ethics restricting participation from lobbyists and limiting financial conflicts of interest, a coalition of good-government and progressive groups said Wednesday.

The letter was signed by the Campaign for Accountability; the Campaign Legal Center; the Center for Biological Diversity; Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington; Demand Progress; Democracy 21; the Electronic Privacy Information Center; the Franciscan Action Network; Issue One; the Project on Government Oversight; the Sunlight Foundation; Take Back Our Republic; the Wisconsin Democracy Campaign; Norman Ornstein of the American Enterprise Institute; Peter Flaherty, president of the National Legal and Policy Center; and Richard Painter, the chief White House ethics lawyer under President George W. Bush.

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