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It's nice that Trump signed an executive order on ethics and then almost immediately made it useless. Is there anyone left that believes Trump is different than the typical politician? Other than his below average intelligence, of course.
Trump appointee is a Saudi government lobbyist. Richard Hohlt earning six figures from kingdom bent on influencing Trump.
One of President Donald Trumpâ€™s newest appointees is a registered agent of Saudi Arabia earning hundreds of thousands of dollars to lobby on the kingdomâ€™s behalf, according to U.S. Department of Justice records reviewed by the Center for Public Integrity.
Since January, the Saudi Arabian foreign ministry has paid longtime Republican lobbyist Richard Hohlt about $430,000 in exchange for â€œadvice on legislative and public affairs strategies.â€
Trumpâ€™s decision to appoint a registered foreign agent to the Presidentâ€™s Commission on White House Fellowships clashes with the presidentâ€™s vow to clean up Washington and limit the influence of special interests.
Trump singled out lobbyists for foreign governments for special criticism, saying they shouldnâ€™t be permitted to contribute to political campaigns. Hohlt is himself a Trump donor, though his contributions came before he registered to represent Saudi Arabia.
â€œI will issue a lifetime ban against senior executive branch officials lobbying on behalf of a FOREIGN GOVERNMENT! #DrainTheSwamp,â€ he tweeted in October.
Trump is different than a typical politician to me. He appears for more easily influenced and corrupt.
Trump drained the swamp of those that might have a little sense & filled it with complete idiots.
Maybe Trump will drain a little bit of the swamp. That's better than nothing.
Maybe Trump will drain a little bit of the swamp.
So far he has been pouring in water. I had really hoped, but seriously doubted, that he was serious about making his admin ethical. Didn't happen so far.
A family run swamp draining enterprise is in danger of closing following allegations of making false promises to customers and violation of US competition laws.
Besides failing to honour customer orders, the company, which has outlets in Washington DC, New York City and Moscow, strongly denies additional claims that it attempted to benefit itself by harming the interests of a rival business by publishing libellous comments about its CEO in a range of media outlets.
Speaking from his home in Washington DC one complainant said that after waiting years for a large section of swamp to be drained he could only see swamp levels rising.
â€œThey promised to drain the swamp but thereâ€™s still a whole lot of pests and filth crawling out of the sludge than there was before they started to do the work. Iâ€™ve seen more low-bellied snakes, rats, lame ducks and pesky blow flies than Iâ€™ve seen in my whole lifetime.â€
A company spokesman has offered to appear as a pre-recorded hologram to set the record completely straight.