Despite promise to ‘drain the swamp,’ Trump administration waives ex-lobbyists into government

Secretary of Health and Human Services Tom Price testifies on Fiscal Year 2018 Budget Blueprint before the Committee on Appropriations at the U.S. Capitol in D.C. Photo by Joshua Roberts/Reuters WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump’s administration has granted about two dozen ethics waivers to ex-lobbyists and others now working in government — outpacing former President Barack Obama’s administration despite the new president’s promise to “drain the swamp” of...

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