Walter Shaub, the former head of the U.S. Office of Government Ethics, is dumbfounded that President Donald Trump is cranking up his fundraising efforts on behalf of senators who will likely soon serve as his “jurors” in an impeachment trial.
“The accused is helping jurors raise money,” Shaub tweeted, referring to the president and lawmakers. “Does it get any more preposterous that that?”
Shaub, who served under former President Barack Obama and Trump, was reacting to a story in Politico last month headlined: “Trump Lures GOP Senators on Impeachment With Cold Cash.”
Politico reported that Trump was using his fundraising clout to aid loyal senators facing tough reelection battles and who are backing a Republican resolutioncondemning the impeachment investigation as “unprecedented and undemocratic.”