Former ethics chief to speak at Club Friday
July 26, 2017 | By Charles Porcari | firstname.lastname@example.org
The former head of the Office of Government Ethics will speak at a Headliners Newsmaker on Friday at 10 a.m. in the Lisagor Room.
Walter M. Shaub, Jr. recently left his position before his five-year term expired to work on ethics issues at the , who served until July 19 as the director of the Campaign Legal Center, headed by Trevor Potter, former legal counsel to several Republican presidential candidates and a former chairman of the Federal Election Commission.
Shaub clashed with President Donald Trump over waivers given to administration officials to the president's refusal to divest from his businesses.
“It’s hard for the United States to pursue international anticorruption and ethics initiatives when we’re not even keeping our own side of the street clean. It affects our credibility,” Shaub told the New York Times as he was leaving his position. “I think we are pretty close to a laughingstock at this point.”
Newsmaker events are free of charge and open to credentialed media and National Press Club members. Advance registration is required.