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Commissioner J. Thomas Rosch sees partisan squabbles ahead at FTC

FTC Commissioner J. Thomas Rosch, who has built a reputation for his independence during seven years on the commission, was in a reflective mood in a recent, wide-ranging interview with FTC:WATCH, shortly before his departure from the agency last week. Ever forthright, Rosch expressed concern about the growing politicization of the agency, spoke of the need for the commission to remain independent of the White House, and explained why, once he departs now that his successor is confirmed, he will “never darken the FTC’s doors again.”


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