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Trump banning appointees from becoming lobbyists for five years

Thursday, November 17, 2016 12:40
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John Bennett reports,

Anyone who is appointed to Donald Trump’s administration will be banned from becoming a paid lobbyist for five years after leaving the White House, his transition office announced Wednesday night.

Trump aide Sean Spicer laid out the lobbying ban during a hastily arranged conference call with reporters, the Trump team’s first since last week’s election. All appointees will be required to sign a form agreeing to abide by the ban before starting work.

Throughout the campaign, the president-elect vowed to “drain the swamp” of Washington, partly by decreasing the role of lobbyists and special interests in policymaking. Spicer said this is the first step toward that goal.
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  • Fokofpoes

    I don’t quite know how that works, but, what about (pretty much) paid lobbyists while in the administration?

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