WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Donald Trump on Saturday put restrictions around the variety of lucrative lobbying gigs his White House aides along with other administration officials can accept if they leave government.
Trump, a Republican businessman whose campaign was within part on getting rid of Washington insiders, had pledged during last year's election campaign to "drain the swamp" of political practices that she said made politicians beholden to business interests.
On his executive order making good on that pledge, Trump said his appointees would agree with keep from lobbying their own agency for 5yrs after leaving, and would not lobby any government appointee for two years.
Trump's order also requires his officials to agree to a lifetime ban on concentrating on behalf of foreign governments or foreign political parties.
Trump himself is now stressed to distance himself from his business interests, and hang his sons the boss of his company, which owns hotels, golf courses along with other real estate investment globally. Ethics watchdogs have said the arrangement isn’t going to prevent conflicts of great interest.