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Wed May 3, 2017, 08:17 AM

Trump transition staffers head to K Street despite lobbying ban

Source: Politico

Donald Trump promised last year to “drain the swamp” of Washington, starting with barring people who worked on his presidential transition from lobbying for six months afterward.

But three months after Trump moved into the White House, at least nine people who worked on his transition have registered as lobbyists, highlighting holes in the president’s pledge to keep people from cashing in on government service.

Many are registered to lobby the same agencies or on the same issues they worked on during the transition, a POLITICO review of lobbying disclosures found. A former "sherpa" who helped to guide Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos through the Senate confirmation process is now registered to lobby her department. The former head of the transition's tax policy team has returned to his old company to lobby Congress on tax reform. One ex-member of the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative team is now registered as part of a team lobbying on behalf of a major steelmaker.

Because of the way the transition’s six-month lobbying ban was worded, the former staffers may not be violating it. Regardless, their trips from lobbying to government service and back run counter to Trump's campaign promise to close Washington’s revolving door.

Read more: http://www.politico.com/story/2017/05/03/trump-lobbying-ban-transition-237850



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Just thinking about this. Are some of them the same people they escorted out of the WH because they couldn't get clearence?

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Wed May 3, 2017, 08:55 AM

1. IOKIYAR or "Do as I say not what I do".

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Wed May 3, 2017, 10:28 AM

2. Another one for the list of broken pledges.

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