Monday night during a closed-door meeting, the House GOP voted to gut the independent Office of Congressional Ethics, which was established in 2008 after a series of congressional scandals.
Under the new rules, the office would no longer have been able to accept anonymous tips, investigate criminal activity or share its findings with other government agencies about House lawmakers and staff accused of wrongdoing.
But a public backlash and a few Tweets from Donald Trump threw a monkey wrench in their plans.
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