White House Waives Ethics Rules for Its New Lawyers
Pat Cipollone and Patrick Philbin were excused from provisions of a law that would bar them from making decisions that could affect the financial interests of past employers.
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The White House has waived ethics rules for two of its top lawyers, including President Donald Trump’s newly appointed White House counsel, allowing them to work with former clients as they steer the administration’s legal strategy.
Both White House counsel Pat Cipollone and his deputy Patrick Philbin were excused in late January from provisions of a federal law that seeks to bar federal appointees from decision-making that could affect the financial interests of their former employers.