White House staging and Trump aides’ roles at RNC may violate ethics laws, experts say

The Los Angeles Times

“Pompeo’s decision to speak at the Republican National Convention while on official U.S. travel blurs the line between politics and government service,” Corey Goldstone, communications manager for the nonpartisan advocacy group Campaign Legal Center, said. “Steering clear of public political endorsements has worked to keep secretaries of State above the political fray in the past, so it feels like an important ethics precedent is being broken.”

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