Ethics? Ethics? The hell with ethics, we like our presidents corrupt.
The Republican chairman of the House Oversight Committee on Thursday issued a stern letter, including a veiled threat of an investigation, to the federal government’s top ethics monitor, who this week had questioned President-elect Donald J. Trump’s commitment to confront his potential conflicts of interest.
In an unusual action against the independent Office of Government Ethics, Representative Jason Chaffetz of Utah accused the office’s director, Walter M. Shaub Jr., of “blurring the line between public relations and official ethics guidance.”
And he of course said this as a purely impartial outside observer.
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Mr. Chaffetz, in his letter, noted his committee’s authority to reauthorize the office, a