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Ethics Schmethics . . .

Now Congress IS threatening to shut down the OGE.

Yeah so remember when . . . a week and a half ago was it? . . . House Republicans voted to gut the Office of Congressional Ethics? Now Jason Chaffetz is threatening to investigate and even perhaps shut down the Office of Governmental Ethics.

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According to Richard Painter (as quoted in the New York Times), it looks like Jason Chaffetz is trying to punish the head of the OGE for being openly critical of Trump.

“They are strong-arming them,” Mr. Painter said Thursday night after being sent a copy of the letter. “They are obviously very upset the Office of Government Ethics is leaning on Trump and not willing to jam through his nominees. It is political retaliation.”

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http://www.nytimes.com/2017/01/13/us/politics/rep-jason-chaffetz-ethics-monitor-investigation-threat.html

Jason Chaffetz’s office number is 202 225-7751

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http://democrats-oversight.house.gov/sites/democrats.oversight.house.gov/files/documents/2017-01-12.EEC%20to%20Chaffetz.Re_.Schaub.pdf

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