TRUMP ADMINISTRATION SCRAPS ETHICS TRAINING FOR NEW WHITE HOUSE OFFICIALS

Unlike the staffers serving under Presidents Bush and Obama, White House officials working for President Trump were not treated to an ethics course that could have helped them avoid some of the upheaval in the first month of Trump’s presidency, Politico reports.

In addition to ethics issues, the course covered topics that may have helped avoid Andrew Puzder’s failed nomination for labor secretary and the disastrous roll out of Trump’s travel ban, among other things. As Politico puts it, the program included preparation for:

working within existing laws and executive orders, and provided guidance on how to navigate Senate confirmation for nominees and political appointees, how to deal with congressional and media scrutiny, and how to work with Congress and collaborate with agencies…

In a letter obtained by Politico, the transition team explained that it dropped the training program because of changes concerning goals “for the political appointee orientation program.

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