Call to Action: Tweet Your Support For Ethics


The Director of the Office of Government Ethics, Walter Shaub, came under fire by House Republicans led by Representative Jason Chaffetz of Utah. Chaffetz continues his investigations into “The emails! The emails!” of Hillary Clinton. However, he is uninterested in exploring Trump’s conflicts of interest, or the money Trump’s organizations are receiving from foreign governments. His phones have been flooded and his response was mock the callers. Of course, we don’t know the extent to which Trump tied his interests to the Dakota Pipeline. Is it just a smidge? Or more? How far in debt to Deutsche Bank are his interests? Really. Disclosure has been the Pay to Play since the 70s.


Who knew bureaucrats had such guts? We make fun of them, complain about them, say they dress badly. But Walter Shaub has been standing up and standing out. His directive to President Trump written on January 11th clearly outlined the condition of Trump’s “divestiture” work. Schaub describes the work done by the OGE as well as what expectations there are for civil servants. Still, Chaffetz has taken him to task,  because, well, obviously “The emails! The emails!” pose more of a threat than the current sitting President’s unquantified foreign and domestic conflicts of business interest.


With Trump cutting off contact from the outside world, we have to hit him where it hurts – ON TWITTER. Twitter in Chief now has the @POTUS handle. Let @POTUS know that #WalterShaub is an American hero. Let the Senate and House Democrats know, as well as the House Republicans and the House Oversight Committee know that you respect The Office of Government Ethics.  This Tweet will let everyone know via Twitter because the White House has shut down its comment line (sometime in January, but at an unknown date) and has not opened other means other than letter writing to be contacted.

@SenateDems @HouseDemocrats @HouseGOP @HouseOversight @OfficeGovEthics @POTUS #WalterShaub is a hero.  #divestdonald #TrumpTaxes 

Government bureaucrats serve the government, not the parties.  “Richard Painter, former chief ethics lawyer to President George W. Bush, says Trump should rein in Chaffetz and avoid escalating the matter.” But this hasn’t happened.  And neither has either disclosure or divestiture.

Not sure how to use Twitter? Check out this handy step-by-step guide! If you can’t get the hang of it, that’s okay, you can send him a postcard instead! Pick one up, write out the tweet and send it in the mail. (Well, unless they’ve changed that address too.)

The White House
1600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20500

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