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Trump Admin Salts The Earth As Biden Attempts A Transition

This Week in the Swamp: A weekly dive into the muck of the Trump administration.
US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin listens to a question during a House Financial Services Committee hearing on "Oversight of the Treasury Department's and Federal Reserve's Pandemic Response" in the Rayburn House ... US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin listens to a question during a House Financial Services Committee hearing on "Oversight of the Treasury Department's and Federal Reserve's Pandemic Response" in the Rayburn House Office Building in Washington, DC, on December 2, 2020. (Photo by Greg Nash / POOL / AFP) (Photo by GREG NASH/POOL/AFP via Getty Images) MORE LESS
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December 3, 2020 5:40 p.m.

We’ve been following a predictable pattern in this column since Donald Trump lost his bid for a second term in the White House: First, Trump used the levers of the federal government to resist the inevitable, clawing at the Oval Office carpet as reality dragged him out the door. Then, acknowledging  Trump’s loss somewhat, his administration rushed to get its last-minute priorities in under-the-wire. 

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