Revolving door: Biden ethics waivers on track to surpass Trump tally, watchdog says
- March 17, 2022
Natalia Mittelstadt, Just the News
After just over a year in office, the Biden administration is on track to surpass its predecessor in the number of ethics waivers granted for political appointees, according to tracking by a watchdog group.
Protect the Public’s Trust (PPT) released a report Wednesday which found that the Biden administration has already granted 50 federal ethics waivers, more than two-thirds the amount granted by the Trump administration over four years.
According to the PPT report, the issue with this is that “key details regarding the extent, scope, and ethics officials’ justifications are available only in the actual impartiality decision document. If the intent of FOIA is to provide sunshine, this is certainly not being achieved by these agencies’ inability or unwillingness to provide records.”