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Axelrod: No ‘Major Scandal’ For Obama In Past Six Years


Obama’s former top campaign aid said he’s proud that “there hasn’t been a major scandal” in the administration during the past six years.

“I’m proud of the fact that basically you’ve had an administration that has been in place for six years in which there hasn’t been a major scandal,” David Axelrod said Monday during a discussion of his new book “Believer: My Forty Years in Politics,” at the University of Chicago. “I think that says a lot about the ethical strictures of this administration.”

Axelrod made the remark while defending Obama’s promised ban on lobbyists in the White House. An audience member asked why Obama broke his promised ban and has allowed a revolving door between lobbyists, Washington insiders, and the administration.

“I think in the administration itself, in the white house, I don’t think that’s true,” Axelrod said. “I mean there are exceptions, there have been a few exceptions, but the rule has basically been that there’s been a ban on the revolving door.”

He said he didn’t take any other clients when he left in 2011 because that would have meant he couldn’t contact anyone in the White House. “So has it been pristine, has there been any sort of shading anwhere? I can’t say that’s the case — it’s been pristine — but has it been light years different than it was before? Absolutely.”

“And I’m proud of the fact that basically you’ve had an administration that has been in place for six years in which there hasn’t been a major scandal.”

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