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Axelrod: "Proud Of The Fact" There Hasn't Been A "Major Scandal" In Obama Administration

At a forum held Tuesday at the University of Chicago Institute of Politics, Obama campaign manager and former White House official David Axelrod said he was "proud" there hasn't been a "major scandal" in the Obama administration.

DAVID AXELROD: I think that in the administration itself and the White House, I don’t think that's true. I mean there are exceptions, there have been a few exceptions but the rule has basically been that there has been a ban on the revolving door and these two year strictures against such a revolving door.

I know when I left there were some pretty strict strictures about who I could -- I didn’t take any other clients after the re-election campaign when I left in 2011 because if I had, I could not have initiated a call to anyone in the White House if I had a client who had any interests before the administration. That didn’t exist before. So, you know, has it been pristine, has there been any sort of shading anywhere? I can’t say that is the case. 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's been in place for six years in which there hasn’t been a major scandal. And I think that says a lot about the ethical strictures, you know, of this administration.

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