U.S. Office of Government Ethics schools Trump via his favorite medium, Twitter

The Twitter account of the U.S. Office of Government Ethics (OGE) had rumors roiling about a hack on November 30 when the OGE’s official Twitter account began responding to boastful tweets from the PEOTUS regarding his “resolution” for his conflicts of interest. Trump tweeted:

“While I am not mandated to do this under the law, I feel it is visually important, as President, to in no way have a conflict of interest with my various businesses”


“legal documents are being crafted which take me completely out of business operations”

In a series of tweets, some of which were initially deleted and then revived, the person or persons behind the OGE Twitter account responded to Trump, including:


NPR reports that the OGE confirms that the tweets were not the result of a hack and that OGE spokesman Seth Jaffe had this to say by email:

“Like everyone else, we were excited this morning to read the President-elect’s twitter feed indicating that he wants to be free of conflicts of interest. OGE applauds that goal, which is consistent with an opinion OGE issued in 1983. Divestiture resolves conflicts of interest in a way that transferring control does not. We don’t know the details of their plan, but we are willing and eager to help them with it.”

via Trump’s Conflict of Interest Gets Twitter Response From Government Watchdog : The Two-Way : NPR

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