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AP: 'Trump-connected lobbyists reap windfall in federal virus aid'
Posted by: Steve G.
Date: July 06, 2020 10:38PM
Trump-connected lobbyists reap windfall in federal virus aid
[apnews.com]

WASHINGTON (AP) — Forty lobbyists with ties to President Donald Trump helped clients secure more than $10 billion in federal coronavirus aid, among them five former administration officials whose work potentially violates Trump’s own ethics policy, according to a report.

The lobbyists identified Monday by the watchdog group Public Citizen either worked in the Trump executive branch, served on his campaign, were part of the committee that raised money for inaugural festivities or were part of his presidential transition. Many are donors to Trump’s campaigns, and some are prolific fundraisers for his reelection.

They include Brian Ballard, who served on the transition, is the finance chair for the Republican National Committee and has bundled more than $1 million for Trump’s fundraising committees. He was hired in March by Laundrylux, a supplier of commercial laundry machines, after the Department of Homeland Security issued guidance that didn’t include laundromats as essential businesses that could stay open during the lockdown. A week later, the administration issued new guidance adding laundromats to the list.

That's 'Laundering Money' at its best!
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Re: AP: 'Trump-connected lobbyists reap windfall in federal virus aid'
Posted by: Steve G.
Date: July 06, 2020 10:39PM
Shortly after Trump took office, he issued an executive order prohibiting former administration officials from lobbying the agency or office where they were formerly employed, for a period of five years. Another section of the order forbids lobbying the administration by former political appointees for the remainder of Trump’s time in office.

Yet five lobbyists who are former administration officials have potentially done just that during the coronavirus lobbying boom.
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Re: AP: 'Trump-connected lobbyists reap windfall in federal virus aid'
Posted by: RgrF
Date: July 06, 2020 10:41PM
Who's going to prosecute? Barr?
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Re: AP: 'Trump-connected lobbyists reap windfall in federal virus aid'
Posted by: Filliam H. Muffman
Date: July 06, 2020 11:56PM
Who here knew Cheeto had an ethics policy?



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Re: AP: 'Trump-connected lobbyists reap windfall in federal virus aid'
Posted by: cbelt3
Date: July 07, 2020 07:02AM
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Steve G.
Shortly after Trump took office, he issued an executive order prohibiting former administration officials from lobbying the agency or office where they were formerly employed, for a period of five years. Another section of the order forbids lobbying the administration by former political appointees for the remainder of Trump’s time in office.

Yet five lobbyists who are former administration officials have potentially done just that during the coronavirus lobbying boom.

FWIW, the order was against OBAMA officials....
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