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President Donald Trump revoked an executive order he signed in the early days of his presidency, which banned administration officials from becoming lobbyists within five years of leaving their position.
In the final hours of his presidency Tuesday night, President Donald Trump revoked his executive order, which placed restrictions on White House officials’ ability to immediately work as a lobbyist after working in government, the White House said. Trump signed the order on Jan. 28, 2017 in a move that was considered a fulfillment of his 2016 campaign promise to “drain the swamp,” NBC News reported at the time.
The article goes on to state the following:
However, the order had been criticized for not going far enough, according to Politifact. The pledge only required appointees to agree not to lobby the agency they worked in and didn’t necessarily prohibit them from lobbying other agencies.
Days into his presidency, Trump signed an order banning admin. officials from becoming lobbyists within five years of leaving government. It was considered a fulfillment of his promise to “drain the swamp.”
On Tuesday night, he revoked that order.
— Thomas Catenacci (@ThomasCatenacci) January 20, 2021
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