Trump’s choice for SEC chair clears ethics hurdle: source

March 4, 2017 WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Donald Trump’s pick to chair the Securities and Exchange Commission, Jay Clayton, passed a key hurdle toward his confirmation after a government ethics watchdog gave him a clearance, a person familiar with the matter said on Friday. The U.S. Office of Government Ethics had examined Clayton’s financial disclosure forms for possible conflict of interest. After a clearance is issued, the paperwork is then typically reviewed by the White House and sent to the Senate. That sets the wheels in motion for the Senate…

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