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Trump's Appointees Pledged Not to Lobby After They Leave. Now They're Lobbying.

Source: ProPublica

Despite agreeing to five-year bans, at least six former administration officials are registered lobbyists and others are doing similar work without registering.

Lobbyists who joined the Trump administration and now want to return to their old trade have a problem: President Trump said they canít.

Days after taking office, President Donald Trump signed an executive order requiring every political appointee to sign a pledge as a condition of taking office. The appointees agreed not to lobby the agencies they had worked in for five years after they left government service. Nor would they lobby anyone in the White House or political appointees across federal agencies for the duration of the Trump administration.

But never doubt the ingenuity of the Washington swamp class. At least eight former Trump officials have found ways around the so-called ethics pledge.


Read more: https://www.propublica.org/article/trump-appointees-pledged-not-to-lobby-after-they-leave-now-lobbying



Slippery slope into the slimy swamp.
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