- “President Trump and his Administration are committed to transparency and accountability throughout the government,” deputy White House press secretary Lindsay Walters said in a statement. “The administration is responsive to public records requests, instituted new lobbying standards for political appointees — including a five-year ban on lobbying and a lifetime ban on lobbying for foreign countries — and expanded and elevated ethics within the White House Counsel’s Office.”
- In the early months of the administration, at the behest of now-President Trump, who was furious over leaks from within the White House, senior White House staff members were asked to, and did, sign nondisclosure agreements vowing not to reveal confidential information and exposing them to damages for any violation. Some balked at first but, pressed by then-Chief of Staff Reince Priebus and the White House Counsel’s Office, ultimately complied, concluding that the agreements would likely not be enforceable in any event.
Because of course the former chair of the RNC would have no fucking problem extorting silence out of the goddamn cabinet.
I mean, they're all bloodsuckers. They're all stuffed shirts. But when the bloodsuckers and stuffed shirts start treating each other like proles shit is fucked up.