Saturday, June 3, 2017

'Extraordinary': Trump Administration Seeks to Shut Down Lobbyist Ethics Probe
"The Trump administration is attempting to squash an ethics inquiry into former lobbyists now working for government, according to the New York Times. Despite signing an executive order in January prohibiting former lobbyists, industry lawyers, and consultants who are hired as political appointees from working for two years on issues involving former employers or clients (weakening the Obama-era version of the restriction), President Donald Trump has stacked his administration with such employees, presumably by granting waivers to the rules. Trump's order also made it so that sharing such waivers is no longer required."