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Kellyanne Conway: Being Ethical Discourages Serving In Government

 
 
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Kellyanne Conway: Being Ethical Discourages Serving In Government
“We’ve all complied with those rules, but it has disincentivized good men and women,” she said, defending Anthony Scaramucci.

White House counselor Kellyanne Conway on Thursday suggested that filling out financial disclosure forms and having them released to the public discourages qualified people from serving in government ― despite the fact that the procedure is a basic measure of transparency in government.

Appearing on “Fox & Friends,” Conway aimed to defend new White House communications director Anthony Scaramucci, after he falsely claimed that his financial disclosure form was leaked to Politico.

“There are so many qualified men and women who wanted to serve this president, this administration and their country who have been completely demoralized and completely, I think, disinclined to do so, based on the paperwork that we have to put forward, divesting assets, the different hoops you have to run through,” Conway said. “This White House is transparent and accountable, and we’ve all complied with those rules, but it has disincentivized good men and women. I hope it doesn’t disincentivize Anthony.”

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On Wednesday night, the new White House communications director, responding to a Politico story about his finances, claimed his financial disclosure form had been leaked. But its reporters noted that the form was publicly available by request from the Office of Government Ethics.

Incorrectly referring to it as a leak, Conway said it represented a threat against Scaramucci, noting that he included the FBI, in a tweet raising the issue.

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the rest: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/kellyanne-conway-anthony-scaramucci-leaks_us_5979dfa0e4b02a4ebb734573


A lack of ethics shouldn't hamper one's "service in government? "
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Reply Mon 7 Aug, 2017 02:29 pm
Our local city council members have trouble following the guidelines of the Ethics Manuel for Michigan Municipalities. I can't imagine what the 'vetting' is likecat the Federal level.
emmett grogan
 
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Reply Mon 7 Aug, 2017 07:31 pm
@PUNKEY,
One thing that would help would be the elimination of political appointment to government posts.
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