FEC Comm. Weintraub: “Trump’s pick for White House counsel is wrong for the job”

Ellen Weintraub WaPo oped:

The White House counsel operates out of the public eye but has the president’s ear. In the Trump administration, with the unprecedented multiplicity of conflict-of-interest challenges facing the businessman-president, the job will take on added importance. As a Democratic commissioner at the Federal Election Commission, I served five years alongside Donald F. McGahn, President-elect Donald Trump’s choice for the post. My experience may be instructive — and disquieting.


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