It looks like the Democrats will stop at nothing to bash Trump and his presidency, in any capacity. Luckily we have guys like Jason Chaffetz on our side to shoot down their insanity.
As the confirmations for the Trump cabinet continue, there are other pressing matters that the liberals try to sneak by without anyone noticing. This is where Chaffetz steps in. Recently Walter Shaub, the director of the federal Office of Government Ethics, called Trump’s backing away from his businesses “meaningless.”
In actuality, it’s far from it and Chaffetz took him to task over it.
This is spot on.
“Chaffetz threatened to subpoena the official, Walter Shaub, if he refuses to participate in an official interview.
“He seems to be acting prematurely at best, without doing investigations or thorough looks,” Chaffetz said in an interview. “He’s rendering opinions publicly that really cause you to scratch your head. We need the Office of Government Ethics to act ethically. Ironically, that’s not what they’re doing.”
BOOM! But wait this gets way better.
Shaub, an appointee of President Barack Obama, has been a frequent critics of the incoming administration’s ethics plans, peaking Wednesday when he called Trump’s newly unveiled conflicts of interest policy “meaningless.”
Chaffetz said Shaub has refused since the election to agree to a meeting to discuss matters related to OGE’s public remarks about Trump, as well as the Republican-led panel’s plans to pass language reauthorizing the office.
“We need a fair person behind the plate that’s going to call balls and strikes,” Chaffetz said. “What they’re supposed to do is help work with somebody to comply with the ethics requirements. But when you talk publicly about private conversations, that’s not ethical. And when you refuse to come in and talk to the committee when you’re doing reauthorization, when you start tweeting and issuing press statements on things you never looked at, that shouldn’t be the case at all.”
So, once again, instead of coming in and having a conversation, this “ethics” official was badmouthing Trump for the whole world to see. Sounds exactly like a liberal strategy to help delegitimize Trump’s presidency to me. Unreal.