>> The head of the US Office of Government Ethics, an outspoken critic of President Donald Trump, said on Thursday he would resign before his five year term ends in January. Walter Shaub has clashed with the Trump Administration repeatedly, sounding many alarms over the President's business entanglements.>> I could run The Trump Organization.
>> Urging Trump to divest from his business empire, rather than simply turning management of it over to his sons.>> The plan the President has announced doesn't meet the standards that the best of his nominees are meeting and that every president in the past four decades has met.
>> In a statement on Twitter Thursday, Shaub wrote that working with the current administration taught him there needs to be improvements to the existing ethics program and was taking a job outside of government to help fix it. He's also chastised the White House for not disciplining Kellyanne Conway for plugging Ivanka Trump's fashion line.
And he's had to remind government employees not to promote products, after Trump told his Twitter followers to buy L.L. Bean. Shaub has also scolded the White House for asking him to withdraw an inquiry into waivers allowing lobbyists to work in the Trump administration. In an interview with the Washington Post published Thursday, he said he was not pressured to leave, but felt he could not achieve more in the ethics office under the current president.