“This is not a blind trust,” Shaub said. He also spoke for the first time about a tweetstorm from his office a few weeks after the election. The tweets congratulated Trump on divesting himself of his business holdings and were composed, public records requests have revealed, by Shaub himself. The ethics office does not have enforcement power, so there is not much Shaub can do to force Trump’s hand on his business conflicts. Eisen and Richard Painter, the chief ethics lawyer for former president George W. Bush, led the Brookings event.
Source: Washington Post January 11, 2017 23:48 UTC