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Thursday, May 25, 2017

Drain What Swamp? The One In Washington Has More Players Than Ever Before

Good Day World!
Can you still hear the chants, "Drain the swamp! Drain the swamp!" 
Trump supporters were thrilled that he was going to clean up Washington.
Fact.
Not one of Trump's transition team signed a pledge not to take a lobbying job.
That happened despite the fact that Trump instituted a "rule" to prevent anyone who held an office in his transition or administration into taking a lobbying job.
Supposedly Trump was draining the swamp. It's more like he's stocked the swamp with his own creatures:
From Politico:
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.
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."
If there's a bright side to Trump's blatant corruption it's playing itself out in the investigation of his team's collusion with Russia, and his own attempts to obstruct justice.
We can only hope real justice will be served.
Time for me to walk on down the road..

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