Trump announces White House compliance team

Trump announces White House compliance team
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President TrumpDonald John TrumpAverage tax refunds down double-digits, IRS data shows White House warns Maduro as Venezuela orders partial closure of border with Colombia Trump administration directs 1,000 more troops to Mexican border MORE on Wednesday announced the compliance team that will work under the White House counsel.

Stefan C. Passantino will be deputy assistant to the president and deputy counsel to the president, according to a press release from the White House.

Uttam Dhillon, Scott Gast and James D. Schultz will each serve as special assistants and associate counsels to Trump.

“The appointment of a team of this caliber reflects the importance of ethics compliance to the President and this administration,” said White House counsel Don McGahn in a statement.


The release says Passantino chaired the political law team at the Dentons law firm, while Dhillon had been the chief oversight counsel for the House Financial Services Committee.

Schultz ran the government law and regulatory affairs practice for the law firm Cozen O'Connor.

Trump said in a press conference earlier this month that he would hand off the Trump Organization to his two eldest sons.

His attorney, who also spoke during the same conference, said the organization would bring on an ethics adviser.
Politico reported on Wednesday that Bobby Burchfield, a GOP lawyer, would serve as the organization's independent ethics adviser.