Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass, sent a letter to federal ethics officials Tuesday calling for an investigation into Mick Mulvaney for his reported discussions with the University of South Carolina about possibly becoming the school’s next president.
Warren’s letter wants an investigation into whether Mulvaney, President Donald Trump’s acting chief of staff, broke ethics laws by failing to disclose his discussions with USC. Warren’s letter cited a Jan. 7 New York Times article that said Mulvaney was interested in being USC’s next president and had spoken with top university officials about the position.
According to published reports, when the Times story broke, the White House denied Mulvaney was seeking employment elsewhere. USC, for its part, did not comment on whether Mulvaney was being considered for the position.
Harris Pastides, USC’s current president, will end his 10-year career at the state’s largest school on July 31.