President-elect Donald Trump’s incoming Chief of Staff Reince Priebus warned Sunday that the director of the Office of Governmental Ethics should tread lightly.
Clip via ABC News
“The head of the government ethics ought to be careful, because that person is becoming extremely political,” Priebus told host George Stephanopoulos on ABC’s “This Week” at about the 14:00 mark.
“Apparently, may have made a — publicly supported Hillary Clinton as calling out troops with info on Twitter about our — disentangling of the business over a month ago,” he continued.
“So I’m not so sure what this person at Government Ethics, what sort of standing he has anymore in giving these opinions.”
The former Republican National Committee chair’s warning was in response to the OGE director’s claims last week during a speech at the Brookings Institution that Trump’s plans to separate himself from his business interests were “wholly inadequate.”
“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 his speech.
“Stepping back from running his business is meaningless from a conflict of interest perspective,” he added.
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