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    “ Washington (CNN)As his term comes to an end, President Donald Trump revoked a rule he signed early in his term that imposed a five-year lobbying ban for administration officials and a lifetime ban on lobbying for foreign governments.

    Trump had signed the order "Ethics Commitments by Executive Branch Appointees" within his first week in office as part of his campaign promise to "drain the swamp" in Washington.

    But now, as he and his advisers depart the White House, Trump is presumably allowing for those officials to begin lobbying when they leave government.

    The January 28, 2017 executive order required appointees to pledge that they will not "engage in lobbying activities with respect" to the executive agency they were appointed to serve within five years after "termination of their employment" -- effectively allowing them to lobby other areas.”

    Trump revokes rule barring lobbying by former officials - CNNPolitics

    Ah nice, so it was about limiting lobbying competition from Obama’s employed officials

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    Originally posted by AtW View Post
    “ Washington (CNN)As his term comes to an end, President Donald Trump revoked a rule he signed early in his term that imposed a five-year lobbying ban for administration officials and a lifetime ban on lobbying for foreign governments.

    Trump had signed the order "Ethics Commitments by Executive Branch Appointees" within his first week in office as part of his campaign promise to "drain the swamp" in Washington.

    But now, as he and his advisers depart the White House, Trump is presumably allowing for those officials to begin lobbying when they leave government.

    The January 28, 2017 executive order required appointees to pledge that they will not "engage in lobbying activities with respect" to the executive agency they were appointed to serve within five years after "termination of their employment" -- effectively allowing them to lobby other areas.”

    Trump revokes rule barring lobbying by former officials - CNNPolitics

    Ah nice, so it was about limiting lobbying competition from Obama’s employed officials
    None of Obama's people had made the pledge required by Trump's EO, so they weren't bound by it. But this also means that even if Biden signs an EO to exactly the same effect right now, none of Trump's cronies will be bound by that

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      #3
      Trump’s cronies never fell or act as if they were bound by any laws

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        #4
        Dam the Swamp!
        Down with racism. Long live miscegenation!

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          #5
          Originally posted by AtW View Post
          “ Washington (CNN)As his term comes to an end, President Donald Trump revoked a rule he signed early in his term that imposed a five-year lobbying ban for administration officials and a lifetime ban on lobbying for foreign governments.

          Trump had signed the order "Ethics Commitments by Executive Branch Appointees" within his first week in office as part of his campaign promise to "drain the swamp" in Washington.

          But now, as he and his advisers depart the White House, Trump is presumably allowing for those officials to begin lobbying when they leave government.

          The January 28, 2017 executive order required appointees to pledge that they will not "engage in lobbying activities with respect" to the executive agency they were appointed to serve within five years after "termination of their employment" -- effectively allowing them to lobby other areas.”

          Trump revokes rule barring lobbying by former officials - CNNPolitics

          Ah nice, so it was about limiting lobbying competition from Obama’s employed officials
          So who are you going to bitch about now
          • Trumps gone
          • Brexit done
          • Scots Indie finished for a generation


          Seems the media and AtW will have nothing to moan about... unless they put Biden under the same level of scrutiny

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            #6
            Originally posted by DonaldJTrump View Post
            So who are you going to bitch about now
            • Trumps gone
            • Brexit done
            • Scots Indie finished for a generation


            Seems the media and AtW will have nothing to moan about... unless they put Biden under the same level of scrutiny
            Putin apparently built a mansion at a cost of a billion dollars in an estate that is 27 times larger than Monaco.
            Vote Corbyn ! Save this country !

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              #7
              Originally posted by fullyautomatix View Post
              Putin apparently built a mansion at a cost of a billion dollars in an estate that is 27 times larger than Monaco.
              Y'know I wonder why when most of the hacking done against the Western nations originates either from Russia or China, the rest of the world does not just isolate both countries and pull the plug on their internet acces

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                #8
                Originally posted by DonaldJTrump View Post
                Y'know I wonder why when most of the hacking done against the Western nations originates either from Russia or China, the rest of the world does not just isolate both countries and pull the plug on their internet acces
                You don't know how the internet works, do you?

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                  #9
                  Originally posted by Paralytic View Post
                  You don't know how the internet works, do you?
                  I know that China "Great Firewall" is able to restrict access to social media sites .. so technically why would it not be possible to do something similar in reverse
                  But you are correct - networking thingy is not really my forte

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                    #10
                    Originally posted by DonaldJTrump View Post
                    I know that China "Great Firewall" is able to restrict access to social media sites .. so technically why would it not be possible to do something similar in reverse
                    But you are correct - networking thingy is not really my forte
                    It's easier to keep something in than something out.

                    e.g. ban all access from China and Russia and they can just hop on a plane to someplace else with internet access.
                    Maybe tomorrow, I'll want to settle down. Until tomorrow, I'll just keep moving on.

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