A new investigation by The Intercept reveals how major corporations, including Koch Industries and Nestlé, lobbied directly for some of President Trump’s key Cabinet nominations. Koch heavily supported now Environmental Protection Agency head Scott Pruitt. The clothing manufacturer trade group, the American Apparel & Footwear Association, lobbied to support Andrew Puzder, Trump’s first pick for Labor Department head. Nestlé lobbied for Sonny Perdue, now the secretary of agriculture, while the New York City police sergeants union backed the confirmation of Attorney General Jeff Sessions.
This is after Trump’s populist campaign in which he promised to “drain the swamp”, and take money out of politics. How deep does the deep state run where someone like Trump who has his own money, still has to pander to corporate interests in Washington.