Walter Shaub, the White House ethics chief, announced that he will be resigning later this month. Although Shaub said he was not pressured to leave, the ethics chief said he had reached the limit of what he could achieve in this administration.
Shaub provided a statement saying, “I have had the honor and privilege of serving the American public at the U.S. Office of Government Ethics under three presidents – George W. Bush, Barack Obama, and Donald Trump. In working with the current administration, it has become clear to me that we need improvements to the existing ethics program. I look forward to working toward that aim at Campaign Legal Center, as well as working on ethics reforms at all levels of government.”
— Walter Shaub (@waltshaub) July 6, 2017
Shaub has called out Trump multiple times on his corruption, including his conflicts of interest and the Russia scandal.
His resignation is now raising concern that Trump and his family are abusing the presidency for personal enrichment.
Hopefully Shaub’s resignation brings the Trump Emoluments Clause violations the attention that they deserve.