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Trump Campaigned Against Lobbyists, but Now They're on His Transition Team

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Drain The Swamp: Trump Team Loaded With Lobbyists, Jamie Dimon ...
Drain The Swamp: Trump Team Loaded With Lobbyists, Jamie Dimon ...
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"Mr. Trump was swept to power in large part by white working-class voters who responded to his vow to restore the voices of forgotten people, ones drowned out by big business and Wall Street. “This whole idea that he was an outsider and going to destroy the political establishment and drain the swamp were the lines of a con man, and guess what — he is being exposed as just that.”  But in his transition to power, some of the most prominent voices will be those of advisers who come from the same industries for which they are being asked to help set the regulatory groundwork..a few: "Michael Catanzaro, a lobbyist whose clients include Devon Energy and Encana Oil and Gas, holds the “energy independence” portfolio.Michael Torrey, a lobbyist who runs a firm that has earned millions of dollars helping food industry players is helping set up the new team at the Department of Agriculture."

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