WASHINGTON, D.C. President of the nonpartisan government watchdog Accountable.US Kyle Herrig released the following statement in response to President Donald Trump’s admission that energy companies would be willing to give him large campaign contributions in exchange for federal government drilling permits. 

“President Trump’s admission that he could trade drilling permits in exchange for campaign contributions shows the depths of corruption in his administration.  Throughout his time in office, he has given big oil corporations almost everything they ever wanted and they’ve repaid him handsomely.  Now we know it was all designed to help the President and a failing industry at the expense of taxpayers and the environment.” 


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