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Endurocross Finals at Citizens Business Bank Arena

He will race against 2x Series Champion Cody Webb, X-Games Gold Medalist Mike Brown and Super Enduro World Champion Colton Haaker. See Female Champion Lexi Pechout and X Games Medalist Chantelle Bykerk race against Tarah Gieger, the X Games Medalist featured on the cover of ESPN Magazine’s “Body Issue.”
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Endurocross Finals
Saturday, November 19, 2016
Watch practice for FREE from 9 am – 3 pm
Racing begins at 7:30 p.m. (Tickets required to watch evening race)
Citizens Business Bank Arena
4000 E. Ontario Center Parkway
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See the best EnduroCross riders in the world!  
  Five-time Champion Taddy Blazusiak, the most accomplished EnduroCross rider in history, returns after two years away.

Multi-Vehicle Crash Causes Temporary Shut Down of 710 Freeway in Vernon

and involved four to five vehicles, according the California Highway Patrol’s traffic incident log. Traffic was completely stopped on the southbound side of the freeway due to the crash, video showed. The crash occurred about 6:30 a.m. There was no immediate word on any injuries as a result of the crash. Officials reopened three lanes, leaving one still closed, just after 7:30 a.m., according to the CHP. A multi-vehicle crash shut down the southbound 710 Freeway in Vernon on Nov. 17, 2016.  

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Aerial video from Sky5 showed a pickup truck wedged between the big rig and the center divider near the Bandini Boulevard offramp as emergency crews assisted the crash victims. A multi-vehicle crash involving a big rig has forced officials to shut down the southbound side of the 710 Freeway in Vernon Thursday morning.

Automobility / LA Auto Show- Day #4 Preview

LA Auto Show officials report it’s built on the four year success of the Connected Car Expo and 109-year history of the LA Auto Show. Please enable Javascript to watch this video

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Gayle Anderson was live in Downtown LA to continue our series of reports featuring the 2016 LA AUTO SHOW, this year known as AUTOMOBILITY LA / LA AUTO SHOW. The LA Auto Show remains open to the public, Friday, November 18th through Sunday, November 27th. We continue our auto show week series with AUTO TRADER EXECUTIVE EDITOR BRIAN MOODY to explore the new vehicles on display in the convention center’s South Hall; among them the Alfa Romeo SUV, Acura Concept, the Neiman Marcus Infiniti and the electric BMWs. Automobility LA/LA Auto Show
Los Angeles Convention Center
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Atlanta, GA 30319
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If you have questions, please feel free to call Gayle Anderson at 323-460-5732 or e-mail Gayle at Gayle.Anderson@KTLA.com. . What is AutoMobility LA? They have created AutoMobility LA, the new auto industry’s first trade show with one brand, one schedule and one location to PRECEDE the ten-day public show.

Director of National Intelligence James Clapper Submits Resignation, Says It ‘Felt Pretty Good’

Director of National Intelligence, speaks at the Council of Foreign Relations, October 25, 2016 in New York City. Gen. Mark Hertling, a CNN military analyst, said Clapper has long-served in the intelligence community and “has been under stress for decades.”
“I also think he’s painting a picture,” he told CNN’s Carol Costello on “Newsroom.” “When you have a shake-up in leadership it does affect the organization. (Credit: Drew Angerer/Getty Images)

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Director of National Intelligence James Clapper Submits Resignation, Says It ‘Felt Pretty Good’

James Clapper, U.S. That is what Mr. Director of National Intelligence, speaks at the Council of Foreign Relations, October 25, 2016 in New York City. (Credit: Drew Angerer/Getty Images)

Director of National Intelligence James Clapper told the House Select Committee on Intelligence Thursday he had submitted his letter of resignation on Wednesday night. James Clapper, U.S. Clapper is saying.”
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All members of an outgoing administration must submit a resignation at some point.

Former ‘Daily Show’ Host Jon Stewart Weighs in on Trump’s Election Win

The same country that elected Donald Trump elected Barack Obama.”
The former host of “The Daily Show” added that he feels “badly for the people for whom this election will mean more uncertainly and insecurity,” but that he also feels like “this fight has never been easy.”
Stewart also said that President-elect Trump, one of his favorite targets while on “The Daily Show,” is a reaction to both Democrats and Republicans. Jon Stewart performs on stage as The New York Comedy Festival and The Bob Woodruff Foundation present the 10th Annual Stand Up for Heroes event at The Theater at Madison Square Garden on November 1, 2016 in New York City. It’s an incredible thing.”

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“I don’t believe we are a fundamentally different country today than we were two weeks ago,” Stewart told Charlie Rose on CBS This Morning Thursday. Jon Stewart has resurfaced following one of the most stunning elections in American history. We’re fighting against thousands of years of human behavior and history,” Stewart said. And that is what America by its founding, and constitutionally, is.”
Stewart has been out of the limelight since stepping down as host of Comedy Central’s satirical news show last year, but he has continued to be a vocal critic of the President-elect. Speaking with CBS This Morning Thursday, Stewart stayed optimistic about the country and made the point that the election of Trump could be used as an opportunity for Americans to have hard conversations about who we are openly, rather “than in dog whistles.”
“America is not natural. “That’s what’s exceptional about America… this ain’t easy. His message: America isn’t a different place than it was before it elected Donald Trump. “The same country with all its grace and flaws, and volatility, and insecurity, and strength, and resilience exists today as existed two weeks ago. “His candidacy has animated that thought that a multi-ethnic democracy, a multi-cultural democracy is impossible. Those who worked with Stewart like John Oliver, Samantha Bee, and Stephen Colbert have also taken up Stewart’s mantle, railing against Trump throughout the election. He added that Trump is not a Republican but rather a “repudiation of Republicans.”
“One of things that struck me as odd about this election, and maybe I just missed it, was nobody asked Donald Trump what makes America great,” Stewart said. Natural is tribal.

Photo Shows Dead Deer in Shopping Cart at Wal-Mart in Virginia

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-77.627838 2. Crowson did not know why the men rolled the dead deer into Walmart, but made it clear the carcass never made it into the shopping areas of the store. The daughter took a photo. “In most cases hunters do not bring harvested game actually into an approved checked station, but rather have someone from the store come out to verify the harvest and to record the needed information.”
Main deer hunting season in much of the state runs through Jan. He said a customer alerted store management and a manager quickly told the men to take their deer and go. Denise Collier-Bailey said she just noticed two men sitting in the vestibule of the Short Pump superstore. Dead deer in Walmart shopping cart (PHOTO: Denise Collier-Bailey)
Walmart spokesman Charles Crowson confirmed the incident. One even reported the deer had been hit and killed by a vehicle near Wal-Mart. Commenters on the WTVR’s Facebook page reported they had seen a deer running around the area earlier that evening. It wasn’t until she actually walked inside the store that her daughter asked, “Did you see that deer in the shopping cart?”
Collier-Bailey had not, so she and her teenage daughter walked back out to get a closer look. “The things you see at Wal-Mart,” she said in a phone interview with WTVR on Wednesday. Dead deer in Walmart shopping cart (PHOTO: Denise Collier-Bailey)
The gutted deer was in the shopping cart, dripping blood on the floor, she said. “This just topped it all.”
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A mother and daughter got quite a surprise when they walked into a Wal-Mart in Virginia Tuesday night, KTLA sister station WTVR reported. “It appears that they were trying to follow the law by checking in the harvested deer, but were not at an approved check station,” Walker said.

Megyn Kelly: Fox Exec Asked Trump Camp to Stop Threats

Cohen responded to the interview via Twitter on Wednesday night, calling her description of the conversation “a total lie to promote her book.”
Cohen said “I resolved the dispute that she started.” Then he retweeted more than a dozen users who called her names like “desperate,” “arrogant,” a “snake,” and a “psycho.”
As for Kelly, she told Cooper, “all I wanted to do last year was get myself out of the shark tank.”
She said that is why she didn’t reveal more about her interactions with Trump at the time it was all happening. Trump criticized her for months afterward, sometimes in highly personal ways, which triggered threats to her safety. In the interview, Kelly recounted how one of Trump’s lawyers, Michael Cohen, retweeted a Twitter user saying “we can gut her” at a time of heightened threats. She said Shine responded: “Lemme put it to you in terms you can understand. “We had security guards the whole year,” Kelly told Anderson Cooper in an interview on CNN on Wednesday night. “I mean, the threat level just got so high that it was impossible not to take that seriously.”
Kelly wrote about the experience in a new book, “Settle for More,” which came out on Tuesday. At the time, “I didn’t want to be the story,” she said. She is on a book tour this week, one week after Trump won the presidential election. If Megyn Kelly gets killed, it’s not going to help your candidate.”
Cooper said the exchange between Shine and Cohen “is incredibly telling.”
“Listen, there is no question that some of the tactics engaged in by those supporting in team Trump were questionable,” Kelly said. Kelly said Fox News executive Bill Shine intervened, telling Cohen, “You gotta stop this.”
Cohen “didn’t much care,” according to Kelly. “I felt like a human being who had been dropped into a shark tank.”
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Fox News host Megyn Kelly says that’s what it felt like when Donald Trump was attacking her in interviews and in tweetstorms. She also noted that Corey Lewandowski, Trump’s campaign manager during the primaries, “specifically threatened me if I showed up at the second debate hosted by Fox News.”
Trump ultimately skipped that debate, which Kelly co-moderated. Some critics have assailed her for saving her stories about Trump for the book.

Santa Ana Winds Bring Fire Risk, Frost Advisories to L.A., Ventura Counties

In Malibu Hills, winds topped out at 56 mph and in Santa Monica, winds were measured at 38 mph. In this file photo, Palm trees sway and a flag flutters in gusty winds in Fontana as Santa Ana winds move into Southern California. 34.959208
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Santa Ana Winds Bring Fire Risk, Frost Advisories to L.A., Ventura Counties

In this file photo, Palm trees sway and a flag flutters in gusty winds in Fontana as Santa Ana winds move into Southern California. (Credit: Irfan Khan / Los Angeles Times)

Powerful Santa Ana winds and warm, dry air will create a dangerous mix of weather conditions that could trigger a fast-moving brush fire with just a spark, the National Weather Service said Thursday. Click here to read the full story on LATimes.com. The strongest wind gust overnight was measured at 95 mph at Whitaker Peak at an elevation of 4,120 feet, the Weather Service said. A red flag warning was issued across the mountains and valleys of Los Angeles and Ventura counties through Friday as wind gusts as fast as 55 mph are expected to blast across the Southland.

‘The Shining’ Star Shelley Duvall Reveals Struggle With Mental Illness

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A clip released from the show features Duvall telling the talk-show host, “I’m very sick, I need help.”
Duvall, 67, acted opposite big names such as Jack Nicholson in “The Shining” and Robin Williams in “Popeye” in the 1970s and 1980s. She was last seen in the 2002 comedy “Manna From Heaven.”
Duvall now says she does not believe her former co-star Williams is really dead but is “shape shifting.” (Williams committed suicide in 2014.)
“Do you see him?” Dr. Phil” episode featuring Duvall will air Friday. “The Shining” star Shelley Duvall has made some disturbing comments during an appearance on “Dr. The “Dr.

Oregon Man’s Body Dissolved After Fall Into Yellowstone Hot Spring

“In a very short order, there was a significant amount of dissolving,” Deputy Chief Ranger Lorant Veress told the television station. Yellowstone’s website also offers safety information for visitors near the park’s thermal features. The incident was apparently recorded by Scott’s sister, according to the television station, but park officials would not release or comment on the video. 44.427968
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Colin Nathaniel Scott, 23, was with his younger sister when he walked more than 200 yards away from the boardwalk on June 7 to a hot spring called Pork Chop Geyser. The hot spring where Scott fell is the site of the highest temperature ever recorded in a geothermal area of the park — 459 degrees Fahrenheit in a drill hole 1,087 feet below the surface, according to the park’s website. When they returned, Scott’s body could no longer be seen and the search was called off. Scott was planning to “hot-spot,” or soak in the water but slipped and fell in when he reached down to check the temperature, television station KULR reported Monday following a Freedom of Information Act request. The body of an Oregon man who slipped and fell into a scalding hot spring while he was trying to “hot-spot” at Yellowstone National Park earlier this year dissolved before rescue crews could finish their recovery, according to a recent report. Search and rescue rangers did see Scott’s body in the scalding, acidic hot spring, but a lightning storm ended their recovery efforts, according to KULR. A view of a hot spring at the Norris Geyser Basin at Yellowstone National Park on May 12, 2016.

Potential Trump CIA Director Pete Hoekstra Opens Door to Waterboarding

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Hoekstra — a former representative from Michigan who chaired the House Intelligence Committee from 2004-2007 — said told CNN’s Alisyn Camerota on “New Day” that he’d “take the job if Mr. Pete Hoekstra, chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, speaks during a news conference at the U.S. “We shouldn’t tell the Russians that we are going to retaliate. Trump decided that someone with my kind of background experience is what he wanted in the job.”
Asked whether he supported the use of waterboarding — which Congress banned along with other interrogation torture techniques in 2009 — Hoekstra hedged, at first saying that “Congress has spoken on that.”
“If there was a decision to move in another direction and to perhaps do that, that would be a process that you would have to work through with Congress,” he added. “I think that this will be a clear discussion between this administration and Congress to develop a long-term strategy in terms of how do we get the information that a president and Congress needs to make the right decision to keep America safe?”
Hoekstra was then asked how the Trump administration should respond to Russia’s role in cyberattacks aimed at disrupting the US presidential election. Hoesktra last registered as a lobbyist on October 15. Hoekstra also said that he’s not a member of Trump’s transition team, explaining that “at this point in time, I’m an informal adviser, and we’re kind of working through the details as to what role I may play in the transition team.”
Trump’s transition team announced Wednesday night anyone being vetted for a high post in the administration must provide a termination of lobbying form if they are a registered lobbyist. “Well, you have to take a look at specifically what is going on and what the circumstances are at any given situation as to where you would use it,” Hoekstra said. There are a number of options, but what you don’t do is you don’t telegraph to the Russians and to others exactly what you may or may not do,” Hoekstra added. “Are you personally comfortable with using waterboarding as a tactic?” Camerota followed up. Putin. There may be direct discussions between the president and Mr. How did this happen?’ And they’ll be left wondering whether it was the United States or some hacking group, or whether it was something else that caused a problem within Russia,” he said. Capitol September 20, 2006 in Washington, DC. Former US Rep Pete Hoekstra said Thursday he would accept the position of CIA director if offered to him by the incoming Trump administration, while also taking positions on waterboarding and Russia likely to inflame critics in a potential confirmation battle.

Democrats Hope Trump Meets His Match in New Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer

The Democratic leader in waiting’s first task is to restore equilibrium to his traumatized party. Rebuilding the Democratic brand
One of Schumer’s most important duties — as the effective leader of his party in Washington, will be to repair Democratic links to blue collar and middle class Midwestern voters who defected to Trump. Sen. “He comes from the middle class, he still lives in a middle class area, and he obsesses about them and their well being. If there was ideology called middle class it would be his.”
As he reaches out to disaffected Democratic voters, Schumer might be influenced by his own dealings with economically challenged areas of his own state, where he won a thumping 70% of votes in his re-election race. Schumer’s facility with the media led to the Washington cliche that the most dangerous place in the city was between him and a camera, but in recent years he has refashioned his image and spent less time in television green rooms. Bernie Sanders, whose populist primary campaign tapped into the sense of economic malaise and anti-establishment fervor exploited by Trump. With that in mind, he expanded the Senate Democratic leadership team to include Vermont Sen. If you play the game that way even if you take a shot at him he feels that it is fair and doesn’t ruin the relationship,” Kessler said. (Credit: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
Donald Trump and Chuck Schumer are spoiling for a clash once the President-elect takes office next year and the new Democratic Senate minority leader gets his hands on his caucus after winning election on Wednesday. “But I’ve also said to the President-elect on issues where we disagree, you can expect a strong and tough fight.”
Possible common ground includes Trump’s proposals for a massive infrastructure building program and a plan to censure China for what critics says is currency manipulation. Skirmishes between Trump and Schumer will also reflect the ironic influence of the elite East Coast haven of New York on top-level politics in Washington — after an election decided in the industrial heartlands of the Rust Belt. “He’s somebody who has always seemed to be comfortable sitting down and talking to the Rust Beltier parts of New York.”

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Ryan Halts House Vote on Proposal to Bring Back Earmarks in Wake of Trump Win Fresh from his uncontested election on Wednesday, the product of years of behind-the-scenes maneuvering that speaks to Schumer’s political shrewdness, the New York senator vowed to stand firm against Trump but to also seek areas where the next president and Democrats can work together. “When we can agree on issues, then we’re going to work with them,” Schumer said. Capitol September 13, 2016 in Washington, DC. “It’s not much use being the minority leader, if … he is not winning.”
Dealmaking possible? “This is a guy — he wants to win,” said Jim Battista, a professor of political science at the University at Buffalo, New York, where Schumer is a fixture at commencement ceremonies. Schumer’s critics have long pointed to his ties to Wall Street finance and big money donors to question his fealty to working class Democratic values. Expect fireworks
Trump, with his reality television background, promises to dominate the conversation once he moves to Washington in January. And it’s likely his interactions with McConnell will not be as publicly acidic as those between Reid and the Republican leader in recent years. That alone contrasts with the awkward relationship between President Barack Obama and Senate GOP leader Mitch McConnell, who lacked a common political language. But Kessler said no one in American politics has a better understanding of the economic challenges facing voters. Schumer could never have expected he would be matching wits against Trump in the White House — but the next stage of their political relationship promises to be one of the most intriguing stories of 2017. Still, Schumer’s capacity to drive a sharp political message and sense of shifting political winds will be vital to Democrats as they climb off the canvas. In recent years, he has built relationships with Republicans like Sen John Cornyn of Texas and Lamar Alexander of Tennessee. The move alarmed some Democrats because it appeared to suggest that the Trump administration would embrace some of the darker aspects of the Republican’s campaign — but it also energized a party that had spent the days since the election wallowing in grief. Schumer had hoped to be directing a Senate majority to implement Hillary Clinton’s agenda, but the stunning upset in last week’s election means he is the lone hope for Democrats as they resist an unexpected Republican presidency and GOP dominance on Capitol Hill. Schumer the politician is known as a schmoozer, who is willing to engage the other side but to also fight tenaciously. Still, if common ground does emerge in the new Washington, Schumer is likely to explore it. The battle for America’s political soul could come down to a street brawl between two boys from Queens and Brooklyn. “We’re going to keep a really careful eye on the president and on him. “He has become a much more serious legislator and I think Republicans understand that,” Manley said. Charles Schumer talks to reporters following the weekly Senate Democratic policy luncheon at the U.S. Given their common experience in the New York fishbowl, where business and politics mix, both probably have an idea of what makes the other tick. “He has the best intuitive sense of the middle class of any politician I have ever met,” said Kessler. He’s promoted other Democrats from his spot on the party’s Senate Democratic leadership team and become a more rounded political figure. McConnell would prefer to work with Vice President Joe Biden instead. By January, he must chart a strategy for their efforts next year to emerge as a roadblock to Trump and to salvage as much as they can of Obama’s legacy by wielding the Senate filibuster. “He’s a broadly seen as a Manhattan guy who is working at not appearing so much of a Manhattan guy,” said Battista, who said Schumer had taken pains to understand the concerns of Western New York, including campaigns to keep the Buffalo Bills from relocating. Then, Schumer must steel his party for a tough set of re-election races in the mid-terms in 2018. “He is, as leader of the Senate Democratic caucus, the only thing standing between the Trump-Ryan legislative agenda and those who are opposed.”
Trump and Schumer — both flamboyant, media savvy, outspoken, deal-making larger-than-life New York personalities have history. “Chuck Schumer is going to be the single most influential Democrat in Washington,” said Jim Manley, a former top aide to retiring Senate Democratic leader Harry Reid. But in Schumer, Democrats also possess a megaphone, and a contrast to the soft-spoken Machiavellian Reid, who was more of an inside player. Schumer “has generally worked well with Republicans even though he can be a fierce partisan,” said Jim Kessler, who was a senior aide to Schumer on Capitol Hill for eight years and now is senior vice president for policy at Third Way. But hopes for cooperation hit a reality check this week, with the appointment to a top White House job of Stephen Bannon, a Trump ally who has links to the white nationalist movement. “He has a belief that politics is a rough sport but it can be played fairly and cleanly. If it comes to a knife fight with Trump, Schumer is unlikely to shirk from a confrontation and will marshall his Democrats behind him. If they do anything from this day forward — they’ve done so much awful from this day back — and we’re going to go after them in terms of bigotry,” Schumer said. Schumer even rode to Trump’s defense when he got embroiled in a primary spat earlier this year with Ted Cruz over “New York values.” Schumer (Brooklyn) and Trump (Queens, then Manhattan), had common cause against the Texas senator. In fact, Schumer is one of the few political figures in Washington who Trump actually knows well, and the billionaire contributed to several of his new rival’s election campaigns.

Baldwin Park Officer Uninjured After Patrol Vehicle Is Shot At; Search Underway for Shooter

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A Baldwin Park Police officer was not injured after a patrol vehicle was shot at Wednesday night. (Credit: RMG News)

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Baldwin Park Officer Uninjured After Patrol Vehicle Is Shot At; Search Underway for Shooter

The back window of a Baldwin Park Police vehicle was shot out on Nov. A perimeter was set up in the area and police were searching for the shooter, according to the blog. 16, 2016. 16, 2016. A photo from the scene showed the back window of the vehicle was shattered after the shooting. The back window of a Baldwin Park Police vehicle was shot out on Nov.

Donald Trump Transition Team Announces Five-Year Lobbying Ban for Those Who Want to Join Administration

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Two top Republicans working with President-elect Donald Trump’s transition team told reporters in a phone call Wednesday evening that they’re taking steps toward one of Trump’s campaign promises — to “drain the swamp” in Washington. “I’m saying that they know the system right now, but we’re going to phase that out. President Barack Obama imposed a two-year lobbying ban for officials who left his administration, a policy instituted by executive order on his first day in office. A common practice in Washington is for key power players not to register as a lobbyist, but instead work as a consultant or adviser — allowing them to take their experience and contacts to make hundreds of thousands of dollars on K Street. “Why that is crucial is that it goes back to Mr. “We’re doing a lot of things to clean up the system. On “60 Minutes” Sunday, Trump acknowledged the transition team was stacked with DC insiders. But everybody that works for government, they then leave government and they become a lobbyist, essentially. Any ban on lobbying, however, depends on how it is written and enforced. Chris Christie. 40.712784
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Donald Trump Transition Team Announces Five-Year Lobbying Ban for Those Who Want to Join Administration

President-elect Donald Trump meets with House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) and Vice President-elect Mike Pence at The Capitol Building on November 10, 2016 in Washington, D.C. I mean, the whole place is one big lobbyist.”
Trump said relying on lobbyists now while planning to eliminate them later is no contradiction. Trump’s goal of making sure that people aren’t using the government to enrich themselves and using their service in government to do that,” he added. In addition, when officials leave the government, they will be banned from being a lobbyist for five years as part of the agreement to serve in Trump’s administration. President-elect Donald Trump meets with House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) and Vice President-elect Mike Pence at The Capitol Building on November 10, 2016 in Washington, D.C. “Not only will people will not be able to registered state or federal lobbyists, but when they leave government, they will be banned from being a registered lobbyist for five years,” Spicer said.