For Immediate Release

Crew Statement on Ethics Pledge Waivers

WASHINGTON - In response to the revelation of the White House’s previously secret ethics pledge waivers, including those granted to senior staffers Kellyanne Conway, Don McGahn and Chris Liddell, Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW) Executive Director Noah Bookbinder released the following statement: 

“The ethics waivers the White House finally released reveal what we already suspected: that this administration is chock full of senior officials working on issues on which they lobbied, meeting with companies in which they have a financial interest, or working closely with former employers. No one has believed for months that this president or his administration had any interest in ethics, but these waivers make clear the remarkable extent to which they are comfortable mixing their own personal interests with the country’s. It’s no wonder they waited for the cover of night to release them.”

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