How Donald Trump's Lobbying Ban Could Shake Up Washington
Trump wants to keep lobbyists out of his administration.
— -- President-elect Donald Trump and his advisers are promising to keep lobbyists off his transition team and prohibit any future administration officials from lobbying for five years after they leave the government -- but some experts say the proposed rules may not be effectual.
The move comes after questions were raised about the first incarnation of the Trump transition team, which included several lobbyists, although Vice President-elect Mike Pence, who took over the transition from New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, has vowed to remove them.
“The focus on this is to ensure that service to the nation is first,” Trump spokesman Sean Spicer said on a press call Thursday morning.