Bloomberg Law
June 16, 2021, 9:27 AM

Slower Revolving Door: What Trump’s Top Lawyers Are Doing Now

John Hughes
Jasmine Ye Han
Jasmine Ye Han
Data Reporter

Ken Cuccinelli, who did the No. 2 job at the Homeland Security Department under President Donald Trump, was looking at a corporate opportunity after he left the administration when the work was suddenly pulled.

“They just decided they didn’t want Trump people,” said Cuccinelli, who declined to name the company. “It was just flat out—you can call it Trump discrimination.”

The revolving door is as much of a Washington tradition as National Mall fireworks on the Fourth of July—people hold prominent government positions and then step into lucrative and often prestigious outside roles. More than 80% of top lawyers in ...

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