Trump frees former aides to lobby their former agencies right away

Washington– President Trump, in one of his last acts in workplace, released former and present members of his administration from the terms of their ethics promise, which consisted of a five-year ban on lobbying their previous agencies.

It needed Mr. Trumps political appointees to concur to the lobbying restriction, as well as promise not to undertake work that would need them to register as a “foreign representative” after leaving federal government. Mr. Trumps order authorized the lawyer general to investigate any breaches of the principles pledge and to pursue civil fits if essential.
The new order states: “Employees and previous employees based on the commitments in Executive Order 13770 will not undergo those dedications after midday January 20, 2021.” President Clinton signed a similar order with weeks left on his final term, allowing previous assistants to go directly into lobbying after leaving his administration.

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