Walter Shaub

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We're starting to see a pattern with Steve Mnuchin. This is the tone from the top, that President Trump himself has set: Ethics doesn't matter, and high positions of public trust come with perks.feedback
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Sep 14 2017 Trump Presidency
Walter Shaub has been quoted 42 times. The one recent article where Walter Shaub has been quoted is Patriots gave President Trump Super Bowl ring as thank-you for White House visit. Most recently, Walter Shaub was quoted as having said, “People should watch closely to see if he discloses that. If not, it's a violation of the Ethics in Government Act.”.
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Apr 19 2017

We've even had a couple days where the volume was so huge it filled up the voicemail box, and we couldn't clear the calls as fast as they were coming in.feedback

Mar 30 2017

Should a president hold himself to a lower standard than his own appointees?feedback

Mar 10 2017 - Nordstrom vs. Trump

Not taking disciplinary action against a senior official under such circumstances risks undermining the ethics program. Of greater concern, the White House's response includes assertions challenging the applicability of ethics rules and OGE's authority to oversee the ethics program for the entire executive branch. OGE disagrees with these assertions.feedback

Mar 09 2017 - Nordstrom vs. Trump

I remain concerned about Ms. Conway's misuse of position. Not taking disciplinary action against a senior official under such circumstances risks undermining the ethics program. The assertion is incorrect ... Presidential administrations have not considered it appropriate to challenge the applicability of ethics rules to the entire executive branch. It is critical to the public's faith in the integrity of government that White House employees be held to the same standard of ethical accountability as other executive branch employees.feedback

Feb 14 2017 - Nordstrom vs. Trump

These facts, if true, would establish a clear violation of the prohibition against misuse of position ... Therefore, I recommend that the White House investigates Ms. Conway's actions and consider taking disciplinary action against her.feedback

Feb 02 2017 - Trump Presidency

I am not sure whether you are aware that announcing the cabinet without first coordinating with OGE is unprecedented, and creates unnecessary risk for both the President-elect and the prospective nominees.feedback

Feb 02 2017 - Trump Presidency

At present, we have no reliable lines of communication with the transition team – a circumstance that is also unprecedented.feedback

Jan 24 2017

Stepping back from running his business is meaningless from a conflict-of-interest perspective. The idea of setting up a trust to hold his operating businesses adds nothing to the equation. This is not a blind trust – it's not even close.feedback

Jan 11 2017

The plan the President-elect has announced doesn't meet the standards that the best of his nominees are meeting and that every President in the past four decades has met.feedback

Jan 11 2017

In working with the current administration, it has become clear to me that we need improvements to the existing ethics program.feedback

Jan 08 2017

I am not aware of any occasion in the four decades since OGE was established when the Senate held a confirmation hearing before the nominee had completed the ethics review process.feedback

Jan 07 2017

They run the risk of having inadvertently violated the criminal conflicts of interest restriction at 18 USC 208. If we don't get involved early to prevent problems, we won't be able to help them after the fact.feedback

Jan 07 2017

During this presidential transition, not all of the nominees presently scheduled for hearings have completed the ethics review process. In fact, OGE has not received even initial draft financial disclosure reports for some of the nominees scheduled for hearings.feedback

Jan 07 2017

In the past, the ethics work was fully completed prior to the announcement of nominees in the overwhelming majority of cases.feedback

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