Saturday, July 08, 2017
Is Corrupt Trump Administration Winning The Ethics Battle ?
A few days ago, Hui Chen (the chief ethics officer and head of the Fraud Section of the Criminal Division for the Department of Justice) resigned. She resigned because she could no longer prosecute businesses for violating the same corruption rules that the Trump administration is also engaging in. She told The Hill:
Now we have another ethics watchdog resigning. Walter Schaub Jr. (the director of the Office of Government Ethics) submitted his resignation last Thursday. He resigned out of frustration with the Trump administration's refusal to follow the ethical guidelines that all previous presidents (of both parties) have abided by. Here is how his resignation was reported by NPR: