"I will urge you to convene a hearing about the need for stronger ethics regulations, and to request that you invite Director Walter M. Shaub, Jr. of the Office of Government Ethics to testify," Cummings said. "A public hearing to hear from Director Shaub would be productive and would fall squarely within our Committee’s mission."
Cummings added that the US public deserves to hear about the challenges Shaub faced in his position and the reforms he believes would strengthen the Government Ethics Office.
Since taking office, Trump has come under fire by the OGE and lawmakers for allegedly not adequately divesting business interests that conflict with government responsibilities. In January, Shaub said that Trump’s divestiture plan to resolve business conflicts of interests did not adequately meet ethical standards for US public servants.