Washington 'revolving door' may not turn for Trump alumni

Washington 'revolving door' may not turn for Trump alumni


They came to Washington to drain the swamp. Now, if they want to wade into it anyway, things won’t be so easy.

Officials serving in President Trump’s administration worry they will have a harder time taking advantage of the employment opportunities that are usually available to people who have worked in the White House.

Prominent liberals and some Never Trump conservatives have called on companies and academic institutions to bar mid- to low-level Trump subordinates after he leaves office.

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“Employers considering them should know there are consequences for hiring anyone who helped Trump attack American values,” tweeted former Democratic National Committee spokesman Hari Sevugan in announcing a website called the “Trump Accountability Project.”

Some have wanted to cast a wider net than that. “I’m not going to lie,” said a former Trump 2016 campaign official. “It’s a little scary.”

Former Labor Secretary Robert Reich, a leading liberal commentator, tweeted that it was important to “name every official,

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