Walter Shaub is the head of the Office of Government Ethics, He’s supposed to make sure there are no conflicts of interest in the executive branch. But it appears Mr. Shaub has plent of his own conflicts of interest. As an explosive report from the Free Beacon’s Elizabeth Harrington details:
Director of the Office of Government Ethics Walter M. Shaub donated to President Obama before his appointment and defended Hillary Clinton’s decision to not disclose paid speeches to the Clinton Foundation while she was secretary of state.
Shaub, the head of the little-known ethics office, has been on the attack against President-elect Donald J. Trump for months.
Shaub has called Trump’s plan to sign over control of his business to his sons “meaningless,” and engaged in tweet storms from the official ethics Twitter account encouraging Trump to divest.
A timeline compiled by the PAC America Rising of Shaub’s service at the ethics office revealed Shaub donated to Obama before his appointment in January 2013, and has a record of defending Hillary Clinton when she was a presidential candidate from ethics concerns.
Shaub donated $500 to Obama’s reelection campaign in 2012. When Clinton came under fire for not disclosing paid speeches to the Clinton Foundation while she was secretary of state, his office said disclosure was not required.
We can’t think of a more perfect example of what Trump was talking about when he said he wanted to “drain the swamp.” The head of the organization tasked with making sure the executive branch is free from conflicts looking the other way at liberal corruption.