“You will like me so much,” President Donald Trump said to attendees at an energy industry conference last year. His claim has rung true thus far, as his administration has made several moves to benefit the industry and consequently reduced its spending on lobbying this year.
Donald Trump has bashed “puppets” who court the Koch brothers. A Kansas official on his shortlist for U.S. attorney general shot pheasant and clay pigeons with one of their lobbyists.
While Donald Trump was running for the White House, he bashed politicians who courted the billionaire Koch brothers as "puppets" and vowed to "drain the swamp" in Washington by squelching cozy relationships between lobbyists and elected officials. Take, for example, Kris Kobach, the Kansas secretary of state, who is reportedly on the short list