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Five Questions for Trump Transition Team

 Questions About Disclosure of Records, Donors, More

After the Trump-Pence transition team was beleaguered by news that it was swarming with lobbyists and other special interests, it issued an ethics policy that appeared to significantly reduce the official role that lobbyists would be permitted to play.

While the release of the ethics policy answered some key questions about the Trump-Pence transition team’s policies, others remain, such as whether the transition team will disclose the identities of people and groups it meets with, whether it will share policy proposals submitted to it and whether it is requiring participants to sign nondisclosure agreements.

“The simplest starting point for the man who ran as an anti-corruption candidate is a modicum of transparency around the transition process,” said Robert Weissman, president of Public Citizen. “So far, President-elect Trump is failing even that modest test.”

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