Did Trump "drain the swamp"?

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Did Trump "drain the swamp"?

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Update: We Found a “Staggering” 281 Lobbyists Who’ve Worked in the Trump Administration
That’s one lobbyist for every 14 political appointees, and four times more than Obama had appointed six years into office.

https://www.propublica.org/article/we-f ... nistration

Recording Shows That the Swamp Has Not Been Drained
https://www.yahoo.com/news/recording-sh ... 26082.html

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"The swamp" traditionally consisted of relatively smart greedy people. I expect there are still some of them around. But the trump swamp is composed of mostly stupid greedy people. Until corporate money is banned from political campaigns and organizations, there is no fucking way any swamp will be drained. And that's a fact, Jack.

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neoplacebo wrote:
Tue Jan 28, 2020 8:01 am
"The swamp" traditionally consisted of relatively smart greedy people. I expect there are still some of them around. But the trump swamp is composed of mostly stupid greedy people. Until corporate money is banned from political campaigns and organizations, there is no fucking way any swamp will be drained. And that's a fact, Jack.
Pardoning "The Swamp":

The 11 Criminals Granted Clemency by Trump Had One Thing in Common: Connections

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Add in Roger Stone and maybe others since Feb.


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Trump issues last-minute order attempting to free his appointees from ethics commitments

President Trump's last big batch of pardons will get most of the attention, but he also issued an executive order in his last few hours in office that seeks to free all current and former hires from the ethics agreements they signed to work in his administration. Trump revoked his January 2017 "Ethics Commitments by Executive Branch Appointees" order, the White House announced early Wednesday, so "employees and former employees subject to the commitments in Executive Order 13770 will not be subject to those commitments after noon January 20, 2021."

Those commitments included not lobbying the federal agencies they served under for five years after leaving government. The executive order, Yashar Ali notes, was the backbone of Trump's "drain the swamp" pledge.
:roll: , not that anyone should be surprised. :x
President-elect Joe Biden takes office at noon on Wednesday, and presumably he could just issue a new executive order reversing Trump's....

Biden's planned executive order, Eisen wrote, "restores the fundamentals of the Obama plan, closing loopholes Trump opened—but going further, including new crackdowns on special interest influence. If implemented rigorously (always a big if) Biden’s plan promises to go further to 'drain the swamp' than either of his predecessors."
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