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Officials with Potential Conflicts of Interest

Donald Trump

Donald Trump

“Public officials are basically public fiduciaries. We put them in a position of trust to act on our behalf and always in our best interest,” Hana Callahan, director of Government Ethics at the Markkula Center for Applied Ethics, said in an interview. “As public fiduciaries, they have a duty of loyalty, which means they have to put the public’s interest before their own personal interest.”

Excerpted from a ThinkProgress article about the appointment of Kevin McIntyre as chairman of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

Jan 10, 2018