Former Ethics Chief Calls Trump White House a Kleptocratic ‘Embarrassment’

“We’re running around the world trying to promote anti-corruption measures and we don’t even have our own house in order.”

Washington, DC–(ENEWSPF)–July 31, 2017
Walter Shaub
Even the “appearance” that President Donald Trump is profiting from the office of the presidency “undermines the faith in governmental decision-making and puts a cloud over everything the government does,” said Walter Shaub, former head of the Office of Government Ethics. (Photo: CBS News/Screengrab)

With the Trump White House reeling from internal turmoil, burgeoning scandals, and investigations that have reportedly reached into the finances of the president’s family, Walter Shaub—former head of the Office of Government Ethics (OGE)—said in an interview with the Guardian on Monday that President Donald Trump’s first six months in office have had the effect of making the U.S. look like a “kleptocracy.”