Office of Government Ethics officials are reportedly set to release more than two dozen additional ethics waivers next week, just days after the White House posted a round of waivers signed by at least 11 high-level officials.
The next wave of ethics waivers to be published apply to officials scattered throughout the federal government, the Wall Street Journal reported on Friday. Those waivers allow officials at various agencies to handle issue areas that they worked on during their time in the private sector.
The White House earlier this week posted ethics waivers that apply to a number of West Wing officials who sought clearance from OGE to work on things they encountered before joining the administration.
For example, chief of staff Reince Priebus obtained an ethics waiver allowing him to "participate in communications and meetings involving the Republican National Committee." Priebus was chairman of the RNC before moving to the White House.