Now it appears that the story goes deeper than previously thought. This comes to us from Politico.
“Without question, I think that there’s a lot of concern about being seen meeting with the same lobbyists or particular lobbyists over and over again,” said one business lobbyist, who has been to Jackson Place meetings.
It’s not only Jackson Place. Another favorite off-campus meeting spot is a nearby Caribou Coffee, which, according to The New York Times, has hosted hundreds of meetings among lobbyists and White House staffers since Obama took office.
Surprise! Sounds like more hope and change that we can believe in.
So not only is the White House meeting with Lobbyists but doing so off the books in undisclosed locations while discussing massive policy efforts. There's something Nixon-esque here.
What could go wrong?