From Fox News.
Lobbyists are being purged from official roles in President-elect Donald Trump’s transition team, sources told Fox News late Tuesday.
The move to get rid of lobbyists in key roles was one of the first decisions made by Vice President-elect Mike Pence in his role overseeing the construction of a Trump administration.
One source said the decision to remove the lobbyists “makes good on [Trump’s] vision of how he wants his government constructed.”
Tuesday evening, Pence formally signed a memorandum of understanding putting him in charge of the transition team. A similar document had been signed by New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, who spent months running transition operations before his demotion last week.
The switch slowed Trump’s ability to coordinate the transfer of power with the Obama administration. White House spokeswoman Brandi Hoffine told the Associated Press the administration was waiting on more documents required by law before agencies could begin sharing information with the transition team.
Lobbyists for special interests that are not in the best interests of the country should never be allowed anywhere near the White House. The only lobbying that should be allowed is the kind that enforces the precepts in the U.S. Constitution; limited government, Checks and Balances, individual liberty, and fiscal restraint. National security, sovereignty, and a strong military are also included in that.
The further Trump gets away from business as usual corruption, the better.