Thursday, January 12, 2017

WHILE YOU WERE DISTRACTED BY A GOLDEN SHOWER

Not enough.

The head of the Office of Government Ethics (OGE) on Wednesday slammed President-elect Donald Trump’s plan to separate himself from his business, calling it “wholly inadequate” in resolving potential conflicts of interest.

“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 last four decades have met,” OGE Director Walter Shaub said during a speech at the Brookings Institution in Washington.

"Stepping back from running his business is meaningless from a conflict of interest perspective," he said.

Shaub, an Obama appointee, said the only way for Trump to avoid conflicts between his business empire and the presidency is to sell his assets and place them in a blind trust.

The plan Trump rolled out Wednesday falls short of that standard.

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