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Albert R. Hunt

How to Know If Trump's Really Draining That Swamp

Keep an eye on executive orders, which presidents can use to restrict lobbying.
Swamp waders.

Swamp waders.

Photographer: Ernesto Ruscio/Getty Images

Donald Trump's election victory is already creating the economic boom he promised -- in Washington, along the K Street lobbying corridor.

After his "drain-the-swamp" campaign against Washington lobbyists, the president-elect has stacked his transition-planning team with the special-interest representatives he railed against. They'll populate his administration with people friendly to those interests.