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Monday, July 06, 2020

At least 40 lobbyists who are connected to President Donald J. Trump through his campaigns, inaugural committee, presidential transition team, or his administration [hereinafter Trump-connected lobbyists] have thus far lobbied on COVID-19 issues or indicated that they have signed up clients to do so.

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...Twenty-seven clients of Trump-connected lobbyists have received federal COVID aid, totaling more than $10.5 billion. This consists of $6.3 billion in grants, $4.2 billion in loans and $67 million worth of support in the form of corporate bond purchases by the Federal Reserve. These numbers are likely a gross undercount due to lagging disclosure by the Trump administration....

At least five COVID lobbyists may have violated a Trump executive order that restricts lobbying activities by appointees who leave the administration. Public Citizen is calling for an investigation....


I have trouble imagining just how bad a lobbyist has to act in order to violate an ethics Executive Order put in place by Pres Trump.

#1 | Posted by LampLighter at 2020-07-06 11:31 AM | Reply

Evil flourishes in chaos.

#2 | Posted by donnerboy at 2020-07-06 12:45 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Crony Capitalism Russian Style.

No transparency, no peace.

#3 | Posted by Corky at 2020-07-06 03:24 PM | Reply

I'm sure they needed the money for share buy-backs.

#4 | Posted by LostAngeles at 2020-07-06 03:50 PM | Reply

The f****** Ayn Rand Institute is getting bailout money.

#5 | Posted by Tor at 2020-07-06 05:35 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

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