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November 16, 2016 | Team Trump Booting the Lobbyists?

Danielle Park

Portfolio Manager and President of Venable Park Investment Counsel (www.venablepark.com) Ms Park is a financial analyst, attorney, finance author and regular guest on North American media. She is also the author of the best-selling myth-busting book "Juggling Dynamite: An insider's wisdom on money management, markets and wealth that lasts," and a popular daily financial blog: www.jugglingdynamite.com

After telling 60 Minutes on Sunday night, that he had no choice but to pick Washington and Wall Street swamp dwellers for his team, today Team Trump seems to be changing tack.  This just in– Tossed aside by Trump, industry lobbyists scramble to connect:

On Wednesday, the Trump purge accelerated, now with an effort to push out lobbyists close to the effort. NBC News confirmed that Vice President-elect Mike Pence, who has taken over the transition leadership, had ordered the removal of all lobbyists from the team. That move came in the wake of criticism for Trump’s use of lobbyists on his transition team despite his pledge to “drain the swamp” and clean up Washington ethics.

Senator Elizabeth Warren (and others) have offered to help with a list of non-establishment advisers and experts Trump could call on if he intends to uphold his campaign promises.  That would be wise on his part.

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November 16th, 2016

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