LOBBYING/TRUMP EXECUTIVE ORDERS: “President Trump signed an executive order lifting a five-year lobbying ban for members of his administration just hours before he leaves office and Joe Biden is sworn in as the next president of the United States.

The order, issued early Wednesday along with a flurry of pardons for former top campaign and White House officials, nullifies an ethics pledge made by all members of his administration that would have required them to adhere to a five-year cooling-off period before engaging in lobbying services.”

-Dominick Mastrangelo, “Trump revokes 5-year lobbying ban for administration officials on last day in office,” thehill.com, Jan. 20, 2021