Bor­ing but im­por­tant

The Week (US) - - 6 News -

The di­rec­tor of the Of­fice of Gov­ern­ment Ethics re­signed from his job last week, nearly six months be­fore the end of his term, say­ing that his in­ter­ac­tions with the Trump ad­min­is­tra­tion had been a “dis­ap­point­ment.” Wal­ter Shaub Jr. had clashed with Pres­i­dent Trump’s team sev­eral times over the past few months, as he urged Trump to fully di­vest from his busi­ness em­pire. In Jan­uary, days be­fore Trump’s in­au­gu­ra­tion, in­com­ing White House Chief of Staff Reince Priebus warned Shaub that he was be­com­ing “ex­tremely po­lit­i­cal”—a com­ment Shaub took as a “fairly ex­plicit threat,” he said. Shaub said he wasn’t leav­ing un­der pres­sure from the White House, but felt “there isn’t more I could ac­com­plish” in this ad­min­is­tra­tion.

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