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Thu May 3, 2018, 07:01 PM

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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Reply Trump's Appointees Pledged Not to Lobby After They Leave. Now They're Lobbying. (Original post)
erronis May 2018 OP
turbinetree May 2018 #1
bronxiteforever May 2018 #2
BigmanPigman May 2018 #3
bluedigger May 2018 #4
appalachiablue May 2018 #5
erronis May 2018 #8
appalachiablue May 2018 #9
BobTheSubgenius May 2018 #6
erronis May 2018 #7
Mc Mike May 2018 #10
IronLionZion May 2018 #11

Response to erronis (Original post)

Thu May 3, 2018, 07:02 PM

1. They are LIARS.................

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Thu May 3, 2018, 07:03 PM

2. Kick and recommend for visibility

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Response to erronis (Original post)

Thu May 3, 2018, 07:06 PM

3. Ethics schmethics as far as the GOP is concerned.

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Response to erronis (Original post)

Thu May 3, 2018, 07:27 PM

4. They pledged on a stack of Trump's tax returns.

Backsies!

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Response to erronis (Original post)

Thu May 3, 2018, 08:03 PM

5. Washington's Swamp Class. Lol.




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Response to appalachiablue (Reply #5)

Thu May 3, 2018, 09:42 PM

8. Nice - into my catalog! But don't forget that those predators aren't going to enjoy

feasting on the succulent thin-skinned frog/pResident. The K Street lawyers will be making a killing as will the GoldMan Sachs folks, no matter what happens to this balloon/buffoon.

I expect to hear some very satisfied burps in the next few months.

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Response to erronis (Reply #8)

Thu May 3, 2018, 10:12 PM

9. ...The group that always dines well; trust me I've seen enough on the edges of SwampTown

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Response to erronis (Original post)

Thu May 3, 2018, 09:20 PM

6. "Ethics? Pffft. I got your ethics right here."

"'Ethics' is just an acronym of 'itches.' Think about it."

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Response to BobTheSubgenius (Reply #6)

Thu May 3, 2018, 09:37 PM

7. Interesting. I never thought about it, however it does sound like an infection

In the unethical region (crotch rot) which could be cured by massive doses of bug spray.

Actually, I remember reading a story somewhere/sometime (can't remember) which talked about what happens to the brain and the immune system when consuming too much processed kangaroo/rat/dog/possum/felled-cattle meat. What some purveyors call "patties".

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Response to erronis (Original post)

Fri May 4, 2018, 05:24 AM

10. They're very crooked.

Straight as a corkscrew.

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Response to erronis (Original post)

Fri May 4, 2018, 09:19 AM

11. Ethic are for losers

Drain the swamp means destroy wetlands to these assholes. They are the biggest snakes and alligators in the swamp.

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