Politico quotes Robert Weissman on Trump’s repealing of ethics pledge

By Theodoric Meyer

“Trump’s ‘lifetime ban’ on former officials in his administration representing foreign governments was part of his 2016 campaign pledge to ‘drain the swamp’ in Washington. He even criticized President Bill Clinton for revoking his own ethics rules right before leaving office two decades ago, arguing Clinton had ‘rigged the system on his way out.'”

‘He is undoing really the only example of policy that was supposed to evidence his commitment to drain the swamp,’ said Robert Weissman, the president of Public Citizen, which advocates for tougher ethics rules.

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