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A report finds that Joe Biden has issued many times more ethics waivers to his cronies than Trump did during the same part of his administration.

An ethics waiver is an exemption for an appointee to get him around past or future violations of government ethics. This is often done when an appointee has already had some dealings in the private sector for the job for which he is being appointed.

But according to Protect the Public’s Trust, Biden has doled out many more waivers than Trump did.

Biden has issued 50 waivers for his appointees, which is more than two thirds of the waivers Trump handed out during his first year.

Per Just the News:

PPT submitted FOIA requests to 19 agencies in June 2021, seeking ethics waivers, impartiality decisions, and other guidance provided to exempt political appointees from federal law ethics obligations and the Biden ethics pledge.

The Departments of Agriculture, Energy, Health and Human Services, Justice, State, and Transportation, and the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission have either not responded or have yet to provide records that OGE indicates exist.

According to a waiver tracking project during the Trump administration, 73 waivers and impartiality decisions were granted through October 2019, when the project stopped collecting data. More than 60% of these were granted to officials in the White House and the Departments of Justice and State.

Just the News added, “According to available data, 11 executive branch agencies under Biden have already exceeded the number of waivers and impartiality decisions that were granted under Trump.”

This all makes the lie to Biden’s claim that he is running to most ethical administration’s ever.

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Warner Todd Huston has been writing editorials and news since 2001 but started his writing career penning articles about U.S. history back in the early 1990s. Huston has appeared on Fox News, Fox Business Network, CNN, and several local Chicago News programs to discuss the issues of the day. Additionally, he is a regular guest on radio programs from coast to coast. Huston has also been a Breitbart News contributor since 2009. Warner works out of the Chicago area, a place he calls a "target rich environment" for political news.


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