House Democrats seek details of Trump ethics waivers

RollCall

By Kate Ackley

“Trump’s pledge to ‘drain the swamp’ was merely campaign rhetoric, and his ethics executive order is a facade that no one in the administration, including Trump, takes seriously,” said Craig Holman, a lobbyist for the liberal group Public Citizen. “The waiver process under the Trump administration shows that the ethics executive order has little meaning, and the campaign pledge to drain the swamp ended with the election.”

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