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Trump Waives Ethics Rules for Top Pence Aide to Meet With PAC

  • Nick Ayers previously worked for Pence’s leadership committee
  • Ayers called for purge of GOP lawmakers in meeting with donors

The White House waived ethics rules for Vice President Mike Pence’s chief of staff, allowing him to meet with political organizations he worked with previously, according to a document released Thursday.

The undated, unsigned “limited waiver” permits Nick Ayers to participate in meetings and make decisions on specific matters with former clients and employers, but doesn’t name them. Before he joined Pence’s staff, Ayers worked for President Donald Trump’s campaign, co-founded America First Policies, a nonprofit that supports Trump, and served as spokesman for Great America Committee, Pence’s leadership PAC.