Clinton and Trump transitions must follow strict ethics rules
The presidential transition teams should adopt a rigorous code of ethics restricting participation from lobbyists and limiting financial conflicts of interest, a coalition of good-government and progressive groups said Wednesday.
The call for tighter rules comes roughly three weeks before the presidential election, which will swiftly expand the winning candidate’s transition team and propel it into action. Aides to Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump are involved in transition planning now, but the bulk of the work — and potential ethical conflicts — will come after Nov. 8 for the side that wins.
In a letter to Clinton and Trump, advocates called for the transition teams to adopt a stricter version of the ethics code that governed President Obama’s 2008 transition.