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Washington’s revolving door: can Trump staffers find lobbying jobs?

Members of old administration struggle to secure employment even after reversal of ban

Courtney Weaver

Immediately after Donald Trump entered the White House in 2017 with a promise to “drain the swamp”, he attempted to slam shut the revolving door between the US government and the lobbying industry.

Trump demanded that any incoming member of his administration sign a pledge that they would not engage in lobbying for at least five years after leaving public service.

But on Wednesday at 1am, the outgoing president revoked Executive Order 13770, which enforced the mandate, with a stroke of a pen, in one of his final acts before departing the White House...

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