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Trump Chief of Staff: Moving Federal Offices Out of D.C. Helps ‘Drain Swamp’

Posted 8/6/19

President Trump's acting Chief of Staff, Mick Mulvaney, told a Republican gathering in his native South Carolina last month that the White House is shifting some Federal agencies out of Washington D.C. to the Midwest to "drain the swamp" by driving career civil servants off the Federal payroll.

"What a wonderful way to sort of streamline government and do what we haven't been able to do for a long time," he told the audience at the South Carolina Republican Party Silver Elephant Gala. "It's really hard to drain the swamp, but we're working on it."

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