If everybody is worried about your administration being a horribly unethical swamp of cronyism and corruption, the best thing you can do is… uh, ignore the ethics watchdogs entirely?!
That's apparently the move Donald Trump's transition team is making as the President-elect prepares to officially enter the White House in less than two weeks, according to a damning new report out from NBC.
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The Office Of Government Ethics, and its director, Walter Shaub, have been emailing and calling Trump aides steadily since the election but, according to new emails obtained by MSNBC from Shaub, "we seem to have lost contact with the Trump-Pence transition since the election."
In the entire series of emails, Shaub is sobering and forthright, pointing out that Trumps transition team must be monitored by "crucial ethics guidance," lest they break federal rules.
In one email, referring a federal conflict of interest, Shaub wrote to a Trump aide:
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