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Chuck Grassley

Trump fills the swamp

Trump fills the swamp

President Donald Trump isn't draining the swamp in Washington. He's shrouding it in a veil of secrecy and pumping in more slime.

Among his first acts in office was to rescind President Barack Obama's executive order limiting the revolving door between government service and lobbying and issuing his own, somewhat weaker version. But it turns out the relative merits of the two are irrelevant because the Trump administration seems to be ignoring its rule altogether.

An analysis by the New York Times and Pro Publica found at least 40 lobbyists appointed to White House and other...