The Office of Government Ethics took a thinly veiled shot at President Trump in a tweet Friday.
Multiple reports have said Trump invited former FBI Director James Comey to dinner shortly after the inauguration and asked for Comey to pledge his loyalty. The then-FBI director refused this request, according to the reports.
President Trump and the White House have denied this account. Trump told NBC in an interview that it was Comey who requested the dinner.
The OGE’s official Twitter account Friday tweeted out a graphic which said: “Public service is a public trust, requiring employees to place loyalty to the Constitution, the laws and ethical principles above private gain.” This quote comes from the “Standards of Ethical Conduct For Employees of the Executive Branch.”
— U.S. OGE (@OfficeGovEthics) May 12, 2017
The agency did not immediately respond to an inquiry about the curious timing of the tweet. The OGE previously sent out tweets in November praising Trump for saying he will divest from his businesses. The director of the office personally ordered those tweets to be sent.
Washington Post reporter Ed O’Keefe said the tweet Friday is “some choice trolling ….”