Ethics

Partisanship underlies Obama ethics chief’s call for delay on confirmations

Featured image In seeking to delay confirmation proceedings for president-elect Trump’s Cabinet selections, Democrats cite the need for more time to investigate the nominees for possible conflicts interests. In doing so, they rely on Walter Shaub, director of the Office of Government Ethics (OGE). He complains that his office is being rushed to clear the Trump picks. It would be much easier to take Shaub seriously if (1) he wasn’t a partisan »