Wednesday, November 16, 2016
Pence removes lobbyists from Trump transition team: report
At The Hill by Harper Neidig and Megan R. Wilson --
Vice President-elect Mike Pence is reportedly kicking all lobbyists off the transition team, according to The Wall Street Journal.
An unidentified source within the transition team told the Journal that it was one of Pence’s first moves since taking over the effort from New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, who was ousted last week.
Pence officially took control of the transition efforts on Tuesday, according to a document sent to the White House.
Since Christie’s removal, many of his appointees on the team have also been dismissed, and the transition effort has been taken over by campaign loyalists.