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US Ethics Officer Resigns

US Ethics Officer Resigns
Walter Shaub Jr. (AP)

Thursday, 06 July 2017 01:11 PM

The government ethics director who prodded President Donald Trump's administration over conflicts of interest is resigning to take a new job.

Walter Shaub Jr. has been director of the Office of Government Ethics. He is joining the Campaign Legal Center, a nonprofit in Washington that mostly focuses on violations of campaign finance law.

Shaub posted his resignation letter on Twitter accounts, and Shaub confirmed his move to The Associated Press.

He says he will continue working on government ethics issues and will push for ways to strengthen a program that is designed to help thousands of executive branch employees avoid conflicts of interest.

Shaub is a career OGE employee who was appointed director by President Barack Obama. His term was set to expire next year.

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Thursday, 06 July 2017 01:11 PM
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