In his final act, President Trump revokes his own Executive Order which barred members of the executive branch from becoming a lobbyist for five years from leaving office.
By the authority vested in me as President of the United States by the Constitution and laws of the United States of America, including section 301 of title 3, United States Code, and sections 3301 and 7301 of title 5, United States Code, it is hereby ordered as follows:
Section 1. Revocation. Executive Order 13770 of January 28, 2017, “Ethics Commitments by Executive Branch Appointees,” is hereby revoked, effective at noon January 20, 2021. Employees and former employees subject to the commitments in Executive Order 13770 will not be subject to those commitments after noon January 20, 2021.
What was Executive Order 13770?
Executive Order 13770, entitled “Ethics Commitments by Executive Branch Appointees,” was an executive order issued by US President Donald Trump on January 28, 2017, that directs executive branch employees on a ban from becoming a lobbyist for five years. The order, which reflected an increasingly standard practice of issuing such ethics rules by executive order early in a new administration. borrowed language from similar orders issued by past administrations.
So apparently we will see Donald Trump or members of his administration work as lobbyists in the near future.