Top biden officals “excused” from ethics rules


From the article……

The big picture: The waivers show how some officials are balancing previous professional work with their current policy portfolios. Many cover past public sector gigs, as well.

  • Six of the waivers permit officials‚ including Health and Human Services Secretary Xavier Becerra of California and EPA Administrator Michael Regan of North Carolina — to work with the state governments where they previously held senior posts.
  • Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack still draws payments directly from the agency he leads via a program that compensates landowners who agree not to farm environmentally sensitive land. The Iowan’s waiverallows him to oversee that program.
  • CIA Ddrector William Burns is free to interact with the United Nations, where his wife works. Deputy secretary of Energy David Turk is allowed to work with the International Energy Agency, his former employer.
  • Four senior Biden officials got waivers allowing them to communicate with media outlets that paid or employed them or their spouses: Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm, Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg, and senior State Department officials Wendy Sherman and Victoria Nuland.

Be smart: Most of the Biden administration ethics waivers are qualitatively distinct from those granted to top Trump officials, many of whom were permitted to work with companies and industries for which they’d just been lobbying.

  • Biden officials also have been largely forthcoming about the ethics carveouts they’ve sought.
  • Most of the waivers — including Yellen’s and Nelson’s — were flagged in pre-confirmation ethics paperwork.
  • Senators charged with reviewing and confirming the nominations were aware the officials would be seeking them.

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Yep, it’s all about transparency and filing the proper paperwork and providing the proper information all at the right time

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No, it’s all about shoving it in our faces until they see just how much they can get away with


But but Trump did it too!!


Oh you know they can’t help it. Be nice to the disabled.

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That’s what the posted article says