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Swampier than ever

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By Ann McFeatters

WASHINGTON ― Now that we have absolute proof Russia interfered in the 2016 election and knows it is free to intervene in the 2020 U.S. elections with impunity, let us turn to the stunning amount of old-fashioned corruption going on in your nation's capital.

The number of top administration officials who have left their jobs in the past two and a half years because of malfeasance is far higher than normal. (It must be made clear here that both Democrats and Republicans in office throughout our history have taken advantage of their positions to make themselves or their families and friends richer. But we now see more openly outrageous behavior than most of us could have imagined.)

More than 164 lobbyists now run or help run agencies where they once lobbied on behalf of actions to benefit their companies or industries.

A total of 15 Cabinet-level appointees have left the Trump administration so far. At this point in the presidential term, that compares with seven in the Obama administration and four in the George W. Bush White House.

Trump prefers this kind of chaos and likes "acting" administrators, who don't have congressional confirmation or the........

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