The director of the government’s ethics watchdog announced his resignation Thursday after months of clashes with the Trump administration over conflicts of interest.
U.S. Office of Government Ethics director Walter M. Shaub Jr. said that he has submitted his resignation to President Trump where he wrote he was grateful to serve in the position.
Shaub’s issues with the White House include President Trump’s alleged refusal to divest his businesses as well as the delay in the disclosure of ethics waivers for appointees by the White House.
The Daily Caller reports:
White House spokeswoman Lindsay Walters told The Daily Caller, “The White House accepts Mr. Shaub’s resignation and appreciates his service. The President will be nominating a successor in short order.”
Shaub, who is a lawyer, has accepted a position at the nonpartisan Campaign Legal Center, which is an advocacy group that promotes tougher campaign finance laws.
Shaub, who joined the ethics office back in the George W. Bush administration, also called out presidential adviser Kellyanne Conway for promoting Ivanka Trump products during an interview on live TV.
He has criticized President Trump publicly since January where he said the president “doesn’t meet the standards” of previous administrations in terms of conflicts of interest.