Daily Beast: Top Trump Inauguration Donor Got a White House Audience on Tax Reform


A major donor to Donald Trump’s inaugural committee was granted a direct audience with the White House to discuss overhauling the tax code. And in a rare bit of candor, he not only admitted it but put out a press release trumpeting the meeting.


“I’ve never seen it as a press release before. Usually when they brag about it, they do it in a small circle of business associates and clients who they are trying to impress. It is odd to issue a press release. Sometimes they will put out a photo from their meeting,” said Larry Noble, senior director of ethics and general counsel of the Campaign Legal Center. “I would actually like to see them all put out press releases where they describe what was discussed. Maybe this should be the new standard.”

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