Appearances, Publications & Speeches
- May 16, 2018
Walter Shaub, the senior director of ethics for the Campaign Legal Center, discusses Trump's financial disclosures and the OGE's letter to Rod Rosenstein.
- May 14, 2018
President Trump has a big decision to make. Unless he requests an extension, his personal financial disclosure report is due on Tuesday. Under the Ethics in Government Act, he has to disclose all liabilities that exceeded $10,000 at any time during calendar year 2017, even if he repaid them later that year. That includes his debt to Michael Cohen for the $130,000 payment Cohen made in October 2016 to adult film star Stormy Daniels (real name Stephanie Clifford). The question is whether Trump will disclose that debt, as well as any others he may have omitted.
Under the circumstances, the Justice Department should investigate last year’s omission. For his part, Trump should avoid giving Justice another potential violation to investigate when he files his financial disclosure report Tuesday.
- May 7, 2018
On May 7, 2018, the Washington Post published an op-ed by Walter Shaub, CLC Senior Director of Ethics, in regards to the ethical implications of the President Trump's conflicts of interest, specifically the Mar-A-Lago resort.
CNN: Obama ethics director says he’s taking to the streets if Trump fires Robert Mueller or Rod RosensteinApr 12, 2018
Walter Shaub, CLC Senior Director, appeared on CNN in regards to Donald Trump potentially firing special counsel Robert Mueller.
Los Angeles Times: In any other presidency, our 'insufficiently accurate' secretary of Veterans Affairs would be goneFeb 28, 2018
On February 28, 2018, the Los Angeles Times published an op-ed by Walter Shaub, CLC Senior Director, in regards to VA Secretary David Shulkin’s ethics problems.
LA Times: Trump's Ethics Office has blessed an unethical legal defense fund for the president's associatesFeb 9, 2018
Under cover of last week's feverish reaction to the FBI memorandum released by Rep. Devin Nunes, the Office of Government Ethics quietly dumped documents revealing a new low point in the agency's 40-year history. In a letter signed Jan. 29th, but withheld from public view until the memo frenzy was peaking, the agency's Trump-appointed acting director, David Apol, blessed a shockingly permissive arrangement for funneling cash to White House appointees and others linked to Trump.
- Jan 23, 2018
CLC Senior Director, Walter Shaub appeared on C-SPAN in regards to Donald Trump's decision to maintain control of his business operations while in office.