As long as Donald Trump is in office, his administration will have a hard time dealing with his temper tantrums and sporadic behavior. In fact, Trump is so impossible to work with that another one of his team members just threw in the towel. A top Justice Department Official has called it quits after declaring that she cannot enforce ethics laws against companies while, she asserts, her own bosses in the Trump administration, have been engaging in conduct that she said she would never tolerate in corporation.
In other words, she refuses to lie for Trump like the rest of his administration does.
Hui Chen served as a corporate compliance watchdog and broke her silence about her resignation in a Linked In post over the weekend. The federal prosecutor’s post pointed out multiple lawsuits filed against Trump, questioning the legality of his ties to his family business empire. She said it felt hypocritical to sit across from companies and question how committed they were, when the own president can’t even do that.
In her statement, she said:
“First, trying to hold companies to standards that our current administration is not living up to was creating a cognitive dissonance that I could not overcome. To sit across the table from companies and question how committed they were to ethics and compliance felt not only hypocritical, but very much like shuffling the deck chair on the Titanic. Even as I engaged in those questioning and evaluations, on my mind were the numerous lawsuits pending against the President of the United States for everything from violations of the Constitution to conflict of interest, the ongoing investigations of potentially treasonous conducts, and the investigators and prosecutors fired for their pursuits of principles and facts. Those are conducts I would not tolerate seeing in a company, yet I worked under an administration that engaged in exactly those conduct. I wanted no more part in it.”
Many of us should applaud Chen for putting ethics and decency over career considerations, something the rest of Republican Party can’t seem to do. Putting our country before party is something we should all strive to pursue–we need more people like Chen working in our government.
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