Spencer Platt/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Vice President-elect Mike Pence, the newly minted head of the White House transition, decided that all lobbyists should be removed from his team, effectively dismantling the structure that New Jersey Governor Chris Christie had built, two people familiar with the transition process told ABC News.
The move comes after questions posed to Trump on 60 Minutes asking about the influx of lobbyists on his transition team, especially after Trump railed against lobbyists and “Washington insiders” during his campaign.
The move against all lobbyists comes after the ouster of Michigan Rep. Mike Rogers and lobbyist Matthew Freedman from the team’s group of national security advisors earlier in the day on Tuesday.
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