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Outgoing ethics chief: ‘We are pretty close to a laughingstock’ (289 hits)

Outgoing ethics chief: ‘We are pretty close to a laughingstock’
By Rebecca Savransky - 07/17/17 07:27 AM EDT

The outgoing leader of the federal government's ethics office warns in a new interview of the ethics crisis created by President Trump, saying he thinks the country is "pretty close to a laughingstock."

“It’s hard for the United States to pursue international anti-corruption and ethics initiatives when we’re not even keeping our own side of the street clean. It affects our credibility,” Walter Shaub told The New York Times.

“I think we are pretty close to a laughingstock at this point.”

READ MORE: http://thehill.com/homenews/administration/342297-outgoing-ethics-chief-we-are-pretty-close-to-a-laughingstock

Posted By: Deacon Ron Gray
Monday, July 17th 2017 at 4:51PM
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