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On his way out the door
Trump revokes rule preventing White House staff from lobbying
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In a last-minute move, the outgoing president reversed his original order and allowed the revolving door in Washington to continue swinging.

After campaigning on a promise to “drain the swamp,” Donald Trump ended his presidency by revoking his own rule meant to prevent White House staff from lobbying.

Shortly after he entered office, Trump signed an executive order that barred appointees from any lobbying related to their agency for five years, in addition to a lifetime ban on lobbying for a foreign government. Every Trump appointee was required to sign a pledge agreeing to those rules. But in a last-minute move early Wednesday, Trump reversed the order and allowed the revolving door in Washington to continue swinging.

When Trump signed his executive order with great fanfare in 2017, he joked that some of his aides would “not be able to go to work” after leaving his administration. But the reversal of Trump’s executive order on the final day in office would appear to give some of his staff relief after appointees have had difficulty finding jobs in a Democratic-controlled capital.

The White House did not offer any justification for the reversal in the executive order released to the public.

In the final days of his presidency Bill Clinton similarly revoked his executive order banning his appointees from getting into the influence game for five years.
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President-elect Joe Biden is reported to have plans to issue his own executive order tackling ethics standards at the White House soon after he enters office. His plan, according to The Washington Post, is expected to be more strict than the ethics rules put in place during the Trump and Obama administrations.
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It's all theater...

I still remember Obama barring lobbyists from the White House so they wouldn't have undue influence....sounds great...

...until you realize Obama's staff just went off of the White House grounds to meet with the lobbyists anyway...which ALSO prevented the lobbyists from being on the White House visitor logs...

W.H. meets lobbyists off campus

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Caught between their boss’ anti-lobbyist rhetoric and the reality of governing, President Barack Obama’s aides often steer meetings with lobbyists to a complex just off the White House grounds — and several of the lobbyists involved say they believe the choice of venue is no accident.

It allows the Obama administration to keep these lobbyist meetings shielded from public view — and out of Secret Service logs kept on visitors to the White House and later released to the public.
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