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Wednesday, August 23, 2017

One realization that has emerged during a chaotic week in our nation’s capital is that America’s system for preventing ethical conflicts in government is supremely overmatched by President-elect Donald Trump and his cadre of billionaire advisers. As they prepare to sweep into the White House in a little more than a week, the offices, officials and…

IMAGE: U.S. president-elect Donald Trump’s appointees are seen in this combination image. Top row (L-R)  Gary Cohn, appointed National Economic Council Director, Nikki Haley, appointed U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations, Steven Mnuchin, appointed Treasury Secretary, Linda McMahon, appointed Small Business Administration Administrator, Rex Tillerson, appointed Secretary of State. Bottom Row (L-R) Michael Flynn, appointed National Security Advisor, Reince Priebus, appointed White House Chief of Staff, Elaine Chao, appointed Transportation secretary, Andrew Puzder, appointed Labor Secretary, Stephen Bannon, appointed Chief White House Strategist, Senior Counselor. REUTERS/Files