Donald Trump Recruits Corporate Lobbyists to Select His Future Administration

Austin Russell
Austin Russell

As Donald Trump finishes his campaign with a promise to break the control of Washington by political insiders, his transition team is preparing to hand his administration over to a cozy clique of corporate lobbyists and Republican power brokers.
“Our movement is about replacing a failed and corrupt political establishment with a new government controlled by you the American people,” Trump says in his closing campaign advertisement, followed by flashing images of K Street, Wall Street, and Goldman Sachs Chief Executive Lloyd Blankfein.
But the Trump transition team is a who’s who of influence peddlers, including: energy adviser Michael Catanzaro, a lobbyist for Koch Industries and the Walt Disney Company; adviser Eric Ueland, a Senate Republican staffer who previously lobbied for Goldman Sachs; and Transition General Counsel William Palatucci, an attorney in New Jersey whose lobbying firm represents Aetna and Verizon. Rick Holt, Christine Ciccone, Rich Bagger, and Mike Ferguson are among the other corporate lobbyists helping to manage the transition effort.
Presidential transition teams develop policy plans and come up with a list of more than 4,000 people an incoming president appoints, including White House jobs, cabinet secretaries, and lower level positions that oversee the military, agriculture, trade, and beyond.
Trump for America Inc., a nonprofit group chaired by Gov. Chris Christie, R-N.J., to oversee the Trump transition, has quietly moved ahead, meeting with interest groups and reaching out to lobbyists to plan a future Trump administration.
The group has held regular meetings at the Washington, D.C., offices of Baker Hostetler, a law and lobbying firm.
On Thursday, the group hosted a breakfast at Baker Hostetler attended by Microsoft’s Ed Ingle and Steve Hart, two lobbyists who, according to filings, have worked to promote the Trans-Pacific Partnership. Other transition meetings have included briefings with the Financial Services Roundtable and the Investment Company Institute, two lobby groups that represent Wall Street interests, as well as with the BGR Group, a lobby firm that represents Saudi Arabia and the South Korean government.
Trump, of course, isn’t alone is relying on entrenched political insiders to shape his future administration. The Hillary Clinton transition team is led by Ken Salazar and Tom Donilon, two former Obama administration officials who now serve on the lobbying teams of major law firms. Though the Clinton campaign gained headlines for banning registered lobbyists from managing her transition, the distinction between registered and unregistered lobbying is largely a question of semantics.
Trump’s decision to embrace lobbyists while denouncing them on the campaign trail should come as no surprise to any seasoned observer.
The reality television mogul seized on distaste for big money politics as a potent campaign issue, denouncing the role of Super PACs during the Republican primaries. “I have disavowed all Super PACs,” Trump said, adding that he would oppose any support from lobbyists and other special interest groups. After shoring up the nomination, the candidate quickly reversed himself, not only raising cash from lobbyists but switching gears to aggressively embrace the the same Super PAC strategies used by more traditional candidates. Several Trump staffers moved from his campaign to Super PACs supporting the Trump-Pence ticket.

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Jackson Morgan
Jackson Morgan

This just keeps getting better and better.

Joshua Fisher
Joshua Fisher

/pol/fags unwittingly voted for a candidate who would fuck them over on account that he would """"stop immigrants"""" from coming in.

Class cucks of the highest degree.

Austin Jones
Austin Jones

It's not cuckholdry if it's a white dick.
t.pol

Jackson Rogers
Jackson Rogers

Yikes, looks like /pol/yps are in for a cucking even harder than they would have gotten under Hillary.

Brandon Richardson
Brandon Richardson

literally choosing idpol over the economy

Jesus fucking class

Bentley Jones
Bentley Jones

He's fucking doing it already

Camden Hall
Camden Hall

I would kill for the source of this quote.
let's just hope it's not something à la pic related

Daniel Gutierrez
Daniel Gutierrez

dis gonna be great

Jason Fisher
Jason Fisher

Fill the swamp!

Colton Taylor
Colton Taylor

1036539
subhuman
don't be like that, at least try /pol/

1036527
marx
rich
wut? you mean engels?

David Gutierrez
David Gutierrez

1036539
IQ
relevant

Parker Allen
Parker Allen

On Thursday, the group hosted a breakfast at Baker Hostetler attended by Microsoft’s Ed Ingle and Steve Hart, two lobbyists who, according to filings, have worked to promote the Trans-Pacific Partnership.
promote the TPP

AHAHAHAHAHAAAHAHAHAHAAHAHAH GET CLASS-CUCKED FAGGOTS

Owen Stewart
Owen Stewart

America gets the president America deserves.

Julian Sullivan
Julian Sullivan

believing the Pied Piper of Globalism
How are they so stupid?

Charles Hill
Charles Hill

It's OK guise, the big business is totally the useful idiot of nationalism and not the other way around!

David Bailey
David Bailey

this is honestly even better for watching /pol/ get cucked in slow-mo:

independent.co.uk/news/world/middle-east/trump-victory-israel-far-right-comment-end-of-palestine-state-a7407231.html

lol

Josiah Nguyen
Josiah Nguyen

Yes it is.

Kevin Barnes
Kevin Barnes

Trump as of now, is considering Palin, Sessions, Corker, Brownback, Chris Christie, Giuliani, Steven Hadley, John Bolton for positions within his cabinet.

So much for being the little guy fighting the establishment bs. For fucks sake John Bolton is in there, and his war hawk actions were some the worst parts of the Bush Administration.

Jesus fucking Christ

Parker Campbell
Parker Campbell

So basically we're going back to the Bush years. The same old neoliberalism except with xenophobia instead of multiculturalism.

Dominic Reyes
Dominic Reyes

Except its worse, because fucking. Giuliani and Sarah Palin in high positions of power in Trump's cabinet.

So you know, basically the world is fucked

Ethan White
Ethan White

Giuliani as Attorney General means nationwide stop-and-frisk. Terrible.

Christian White
Christian White

There are honestly no positives to come out of this.

Eli Gutierrez
Eli Gutierrez

non amerilard here, what's stop and frisk ?

Nicholas Jenkins
Nicholas Jenkins

no positives
not taking advantage of the millions of disenfranchised voters and inpending economic disaster.
Pft.

Julian Ward
Julian Ward

The police have a right to basically say, "Sir, come over here", and they literally pat you down and check your pockets.

It's mostly, specifically targeted upon minorities.

So basically police have a full freedom to pat you down.

This only existed in New York, but it's now coming to every single populated area in America.

Grayson Foster
Grayson Foster

non amerilard here, what's stop and frisk ?
You scan the area, spot a non-white, stop them, and frisk them for weapons.

This prevents crime quite effectively.

Wyatt Bennett
Wyatt Bennett

Those are useful, but to say they're positives is getting rid of why this matters in the first place. It is not a positive. It is a profound negative. All of this.

Joseph Cox
Joseph Cox

Except it doesn't.

Aaron Flores
Aaron Flores

How long until /pol/ goes from full delusional LARPing to delusional deflecting?
It may be far sooner that I through.

Aiden Morales
Aiden Morales

useful
something useful is not a 'positive'
Nah, you're just being gay.

Justin Allen
Justin Allen

Any Trump cucks ITT care to explain this? :^)

Carter Rodriguez
Carter Rodriguez

Only liberals will actually show how butthurt they are. /pol/ will do the most obscene mental gymnastics possible to pretend he's secretly a white nationalist figurehead about to round up the darkies.

Jaxon Gonzalez
Jaxon Gonzalez

an fems take the b8
Why do they do that everytime

Xavier Harris
Xavier Harris

It's polite

Jason Reed
Jason Reed

Or you're not very intelligent. Something useful that comes with a heavy cost that shouldn't be celebrated.

A lot of people already in poverty, a lot of working class people, are going to be fucked over severely.

If you cared about the working class, you wouldn't be jumping for joy at the prospect of the working people being shit on nonstop.

Owen Wood
Owen Wood

an AG doesn't have the power to dictate policies of local police forces that's just silly fearmongering from low info dems

Julian Sullivan
Julian Sullivan

This tbh, each one had their own tiny little silver lining but it's really not much.

Robert Nguyen
Robert Nguyen

kek, or maybe it is exactly what this world needs. I am expecting any meaningful and organic rise in class consciousness and resistance to capitalism not now or in the future WITHOUT the incentive, the reality of our situation staring straight into the faces of the proles. I would be acting the same way if Clinton won. There was no good ending for this election either way so your words of warning and caution are falling on ears that knew what was coming already.

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