Hoewel het niet als een verrassing komt:
The White House said in January that around 520 staffers were being hired for the beachhead teams.
Is het ook niet ongebruikelijk dat een nieuwe president dit doet, maar is het aantal groot:
The Obama administration also hired temporary staffers after the inauguration. But Trump has brought in many more, Stier said.
Uiteraard zijn deze mensen geselecteerd op kwaliteit:
A Trump campaign aide who argues that Democrats committed “ethnic cleansing” in a plot to “liquidate” the white working class. A former reality show contestant whose study of societal collapse inspired him to invent a bow-and-arrow-cum-survivalist multi-tool. A pair of healthcare industry lobbyists. A lobbyist for defense contractors. An “evangelist” and lobbyist for Palantir, the Silicon Valley company with close ties to intelligence agencies. And a New Hampshire Trump supporter who has only recently graduated from high school.
En was de nieuwe regering er volledig open over:
Unlike appointees exposed to the scrutiny of the Senate, members of these so-called “beachhead teams” have operated largely in the shadows, with the White House declining to publicly reveal their identities.
Zit er geen enkele lobbyist tussen:
The list is striking for how many former lobbyists it contains: We found at least 36, spanning industries from health insurance and pharmaceuticals to construction, energy and finance. Many of them lobbied in the same areas that are regulated by the agencies they have now joined.
Of iemand uit de “swamp”:
…. as well as dozens of Washington insiders who could be reasonably characterized as part of the “swamp” Trump pledged to drain.
Het volledige verhaal en de lijst bij ProPublica.