What is this thing called ethics?

A week ago, I wondered how long it would take Trump to get rid of the Office of Government Ethics. It seems he might not have to worry about it, House Republicans are on the case:

Representative Jason Chaffetz, a Utah Republican who chairs the House Oversight Committee, has summoned Walter Shaub Jr., the director of the Office of Government Ethics, to answer questions about his public comments on Trump.

This week, Shaub issued a scathing review of Trump’s plan to turn over control of his business to his sons. Shaub said in a speech Wednesday that the only way Trump could avoid a conflict of interest as president would be to divest from his business and have his assets placed in a blind trust.

If Donald Trump acts unethically according to an ethics panel, Republicans will just change the panel. And claim it’s the panel that’s being unethical”

In an interview, Chaffetz said Shaub is offering opinions on conflicts of interest without fully researching the circumstances. “What he’s doing is highly unethical,’’ Chaffetz said.

it’s a widely held opinion:

Shaub’s criticism of Trump has been echoed by several government watchdog groups and both Republican and Democratic government ethics experts. They include Norman Eisen, a former chief ethics counselor for President Obama, and Richard Painter, who served in the same role for President George W. Bush.

Well, a widely held opinion of people who don’t care about ethics.

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