Director of the Office of Government Ethics: Who Is Walter Shaub, Jr.?

Sunday, June 24, 2012
A new ethics watchdog for federal employees is on the way. Walter M. Shaub, Jr., was nominated by President Obama on May 24 to serve a five-year term as Director of the Office of Government Ethics (OGE), succeeding Robert I. Cusick, Jr., whose term expired. OGE is an independent agency that aims to prevent conflicts of interest on the part of U.S. government employees, and works to resolve those conflicts if they occur. OGE also participates in developing ethics programs for the government’s anti-corruption foreign policy initiatives. Shaub’s nomination is subject to confirmation by the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs, which has yet to schedule a hearing.
Born in 1971 in Virginia, Shaub earned a B.A. in History from James Madison University in 1993 and a J.D. from the American University Washington College of Law in 1996. Starting his legal career as a government attorney, Shaub served as a staff attorney at the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Baltimore-Washington Regional Counsel’s office from 1997 to 1998, at the Office of General Counsel of the Department of Health and Human Services from 1998 to 2000, and at the VA’s Central Office from 2000 to 2001. Shaub first worked for OGE from 2001 to 2004, leaving for the private sector to practice at the Washington, DC, law firm of Shaw, Bransford, Veilleux and Roth, where he focused on federal employment law until 2006.
Shaub has served at OGE continuously since 2006, specifically as a supervisory attorney from 2006 to 2008 and as deputy general counsel since 2008. At the same time, Shaub has been the designated chief Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) officer for OGE.
Shaub contributed $500 to Barack Obama’s re-election campaign.
 -Matt Bewig


Cecilia Matos 3 days ago
Absolutely deplorable and misleading! tweeting Trump applauding his decision to divest his business holdings when he has NOT. This department is truly Un-ethical and I have lost ALL respect for the administrators of this department. SHAME Cecilia Matos, New York an independent voter
Anthony Mercadante 3 months ago
- SEPTEMBER 02 2016 - THE TOP TEN VIOLATIONS OF NATIONAL SECURITY REGULATIONS BY HILLARY CLINTON, AS OUTLINED IN THE FBI REPORT ON HER E-MAILS stars The FBI Reported Ten Different Violation of the Handling of Classified Messages by Hillary Clinton’s Private Email System. Hillary’s Repeated Violations, Over a Four year Period, Demonstrated Her Blatant Disregard For The US Government’s Classification System DISCOVERY ONE: Clinton Deleted Her Private Email Archive “A Few Weeks After The New York Times Disclosed” The Private Server. Viser Tweet: “A few weeks after the NYT disclosed that Hillary Clinton had a private email account, her archive inbox was deleted.” The automatic shredding began for 33,000 messages.(, 9/2/16) DISCOVERY TWO: Clinton demonstrated her incompetence by stating she did not Know the (C) Mark Meant Confidential, And Did Not “Pay Attention To Diff Classification Levels.” Hillary couldn’t recognize what documents should be protected; like E-mails regarding highly sensitive specific drone strikes, and sent them over her private Unclassified server.. Hillary also claimed she didn’t know how document classifications worked; even a private in the Marine Corps knows the difference between Confidential, Secret, and Top Secret. Seitz-Wald Tweet: “Clinton said she didn't know what (c) mark meant, didn't pay attention to different classification levels, treated all srsly.” (, 9/2/16) DISCOVERY THREE: “In addition to the 33,000 E-mails Hillary destroyed, there were 17,448 additional work-related E-mails that Clinton h id and refused to Turn Over To The State Department Inspector General, including 30 on the Battle of Benghazi---she lied to Congress and said she turned all of them over.” (, 9/2/16) DISCOVERY FOUR: As Secretary Of State Clinton “Had 13 Mobile Devices And 5 iPads” That she transmitted to her Unclassified E-mail, server. Hillary lied again to Congress to and said she only had one. Viser Tweet: “Hillary Clinton, who said she had her private email for convenience, had 13 mobile devices and 5 iPads, according to FBI.” (, 9/2/16) DISCOVERY FIVE: Clinton’s Lawyers Could Not Locate The 13 Mobile Devices With Her Email Address, Hillary said she repeatedly loast them, and they all had Secret and Top Secret messages on them--------another Hillary’s many lies. Viser Tweet: ‘FBI found 13 total mobile devices associated with Clinton’s 2 phone numbers. Her lawyers couldn’t locate the devices” (, 9/2/16) DISCOVERY SIX: “The FBI Determined That Clinton Brought Her Blackberry Into A Secure Area At the State Department, Which Is Prohibited by National Security Regulations.” Those devices are supposed to be left in a container outside of a Skiff or outside a classified area (, 9/2/16) DISCOVERY SEVEN: Clinton’s Email Archive Was Transferred Onto A Personal Gmail Address To Help Archive The Records; it was done with a personal unclassified personal G-mail account which is a violation of National Security Regulations. Zapotosky Tweet: “In 2014, in an effort to transfer an archive of Clinton emails from a laptop onto a server, someone used a personal Gmail address to help” (, 9/2/16) DISCOVERY EIGHT: Clinton said she Deleted 30,000 of Her Emails Because She said she Thought “She Didn't Need Them Anymore, subsequently it was determined 33,000+ messages were not deleted, they were scrubbed clean by Clinton which is a violation of US Federal Law---those E-mails belonged to the US State Department.”Cilizza Tweet: ‘Clinton told the FBI she deleted her emails because she didn't need them anymore not to avoid FOIA”(, 9/2/16) DISCOVERY NINE: Hillary was terrified that she had been hacked; she had received a variety of phishing E-mails, including porn solicitations. They knew that someone Tried To Hack Into Clinton’s iCloud Account; others including Wiki Leak and a Russian based hacker say they had actually hacked into Hillary’s Unclassified server. Messages on her Unclassified server gave away the location of the US Ambassador to Libya on 9/11, and revealed for all practical purposes there was absolutely “No Security” at the US Mission in Benghazi where Ambassador Stevens, was captured, tortured with a cattle probe, and murdered---it also revealed that the inept Libyan guards hired by the State Department to protect the US Mission in Benghazi didn’t even have bullets in their weapons. Viser Tweet: “The FBI found that someone was trying to hack into Hillary Clinton’s iCloud account. They were unsuccessful.” (, 9/2/16) DISCOVERY TEN: “Hillary Clinton Sent Out An Email To All State Employees Warning Them Against Using Personal Email Addresses”-----She should be charged with the violation of National Security Regulations, and has no business getting within 1000 yards of the Oval Office or any classified messages (, 9/2/16) BONUS DISCOVERY: “The Phrase ‘Could Not Recall’ Or ‘Did Not Recall’ Appears 37 Times In Hillary Clinton FBI Interview Transcript.” (, 9/2/16)

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