A top Department of Justice official has just quit her job because of Trump and his administration. Her job which was a corporate compliance watchdog said she felt she could no longer force companies to comply with the government’s ethics laws when the Trump administration has conducted themselves in a matter that will not be tolerated.
Hui Chen Resigns on LinkedIn
Chen served in the department’s compliance counsel office and broke her silence on a LikedIn post. She says the Trump administration is the reason for her resignation.
“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,”
Chen pointed out numerous lawsuits filed against Trump which questions his legality ties to his family business empire.
“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,”
Chen added that management in her office “persistently prohibited me from public speaking.” Chen started working for the DOJ in 2015 as the first person to hold the post of in-house compliance counsel. Chen was responsible for guiding the DOJ’s fraud section of the Criminal Division. She also ensured that companies properly carried out their negotiated agreements and did not continue to break the law. Before her resignation, Chen tweeted articles that were considered critical of Trump. Good for her.