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Ethics Office Director Resigns to Join Watchdog Group
“The White House accepts Mr. Shaub’s resignation and appreciates his service.”

The director of the federal Office of Government Ethics, who has clashed repeatedly with the Trump administration, announced Thursday he will step down before his term ends to join a nonpartisan watchdog organization.

Walter Shaub Jr. is leaving the post he’s held since January 2013 to become senior director for ethics at the Campaign Legal Center. Shaub’s resignation and new position take effect July 19.

Oscar Winner Blasts 'Weirdo Billionaires' in Campaign Finance

Amid a chaotic presidential election dominated by big money, the push to revamp the nation’s campaign finance laws got an unlikely boost at the Academy Awards.