Biden’s incoming chief of staff revives White House financial transparency concerns
- January 24, 2023
President Joe Biden‘s incoming chief of staff, Jeff Zients, has drawn attention as an example of influential decision-makers in the White House who are not required to disclose their financial interests to the public.
“If there are this number of officials who are working in the White House who are participating in the decision-making process and the public has no idea about the possible conflicts that they may have, the financial investments that may be related to some of the companies that may be involved in the matters that they’re working on, that’s concerning,” said Michael Chamberlain, director of Protect the Public, a conservative watchdog group.
“You would think that for an administration that claims to be the most ethical in history and the most transparent in history, just adhering to the letter of the law wouldn’t be enough. You would think that they would want to raise the bar a little bit higher,” Chamberlain added.