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Outgoing Ethics Chief: U.S.
Is ‘Close to a Laughingstock’

New York Times, by Eric Lipton & Nicholas Fandos

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Posted By:Drive, 7/17/2017 3:11:18 PM

WASHINGTON — Actions by President Trump and his administration have created a historic ethics crisis, the departing head of the Office of Government Ethics said. He called for major changes in federal law to expand the power and reach of the oversight office and combat the threat. Walter M. Shaub Jr., who is resigning as the federal government’s top ethics watchdog on Tuesday, said the Trump administration had flouted or directly challenged long-accepted norms in a way that threatened to undermine the United States’ ethical standards, which have been admired around the world. “It’s hard for the United States to

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: RCFlyer98, 7/17/2017 3:15:40 PM     (No. 11321669)

Mr. Shaub, so glad you´re really interested in long accepted norms of truth and ethics. Problem is . . . where the "h3ll" have you been for the past 8 years?? It would be really nice to have an answer.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Quigley, 7/17/2017 3:19:03 PM     (No. 11321676)

Especially its outgoing ethics chief and the major media, eg, the NYT.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: greggojo, 7/17/2017 3:19:15 PM     (No. 11321677)

Progressives are devoid of any common sense but they have gall in abundance. And no sense of irony.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: LoneVoice, 7/17/2017 3:21:32 PM     (No. 11321681)

Where was this Outgoing Ethics Chief when Obama and Hillary were doing all their evil deeds? Did he open his mouth to say any of it was wrong?

The Office of Ethics Chief in the context of Congress Is a serious Laughingstock.



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Reply 5 - Posted by: Bubby, 7/17/2017 3:23:59 PM     (No. 11321686)

Democrat ethics is an oxymoron.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: Grampstosix, 7/17/2017 3:25:26 PM     (No. 11321689)

And why didn´t Mr Shaub ever have anything to say about the ethics violations of the Obama administration including but not limited to Hillary´s illegal use of a private email server,Comey letting Lynch off the hook,and Hillary arranging for the sale of 20%of our uranium deposits To Rusia in exchange for a multi million dollar contribution to the Clinton foundation.There are more but the dinner bell just rang.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: Jethro bo, 7/17/2017 3:27:13 PM     (No. 11321690)

So now the option of a failed bureaucrat is consider gospel news. It just doesn´t get anymore fake from the Slime than this. Totally manufacture story without any evidence to support the headline.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: Jawone, 7/17/2017 3:30:24 PM     (No. 11321696)

Good riddance to this reprehensible crapweasal, who leaves the government to go work for a Soros-funded organization, and thus unmasks himself and confirms his own absence of anything remotely resembling "ethical standards."

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Reply 9 - Posted by: Truthfetish, 7/17/2017 3:32:03 PM     (No. 11321698)

Another Obama appointee makes his noisy exit. Zzzzz.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: schnapps, 7/17/2017 3:36:03 PM     (No. 11321705)

Kimberley Strassel smacked this pious political operator down in a WSJ piece last week.

https://www.wsj.com/articles/ethics-for-the-d-c-ethicists-1499986856

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Reply 11 - Posted by: snowoutlaw, 7/17/2017 3:45:11 PM     (No. 11321716)

Projection because it is he and his former boss who made ethics a dirty word. NYT and departing make this a 2-fer for fake.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: BarryNo, 7/17/2017 3:48:27 PM     (No. 11321719)

This is like blaming the rape victim for the actions of the criminal. It is the career Elites who are ethically and morally challenged, doing everything they can to smear the new administration in their efforts to deny the will of the Electorate.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: Lucky5, 7/17/2017 3:55:54 PM     (No. 11321726)

Who left and has taken a position with a George Soro´s organization. Need anyone say more?

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Reply 14 - Posted by: tnorling, 7/17/2017 3:57:11 PM     (No. 11321727)

Ho ho. This partisan tool and stooge has been negligent except in his blind allegiance to the left. Good riddance to this rubbish.

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Reply 15 - Posted by: dwa, 7/17/2017 4:17:19 PM     (No. 11321741)

Shaub knows a lot about politics but nothing about ethics.

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Reply 16 - Posted by: earlybird, 7/17/2017 4:50:31 PM     (No. 11321764)

Another IED left behind by Obama.

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Reply 17 - Posted by: techwreck, 7/17/2017 5:06:09 PM     (No. 11321779)

LOL ... Highest ethical standards ...

Obama administration ...
Hillary ...
Lynch ...
Holder ...
Cash to Iran ...
can´t stop laughing ...
NYT sure has ...
some sense ...
of ...
humor!

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Reply 18 - Posted by: chance_232, 7/17/2017 5:37:02 PM     (No. 11321813)

There is plenty of oversight. Its called the Congress, the Supreme Court and the voters.

I´m more interested in who´s watching the watchdogs??

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Reply 19 - Posted by: citizen, 7/17/2017 5:44:07 PM     (No. 11321818)

Shaub is a leftist hack who seems to have overlooked the ethic problems of the Obama adm.
Say, spying on American citizens and revealing their names. Or Obama creating "laws" out of thin air.

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Reply 20 - Posted by: dvc, 7/17/2017 5:55:39 PM     (No. 11321834)

Fake News Primary Source.

Frankly, it would be an honor to be laughed at by anyone who believes anything in NYT. Just as much psychic damage to me as if I were laughed at by the baboons at the zoo.

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Reply 21 - Posted by: FormerDem, 7/17/2017 6:00:22 PM     (No. 11321845)

i am not aware of us being admired except when we are just about to be not admired for disobeying some bien pensant and are encouraged to meditate on inevitable loss of prestige.

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Reply 22 - Posted by: mc squared, 7/17/2017 6:54:38 PM     (No. 11321913)

I can´t stop laughing.


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