March 9, 2017 2:09 pm - has been doing the research on Trump’s hires.

They include dozens of former lobbyists, Trump campaign staffers and some affiliated with the online far-right.

Curtis Ellis
Special Assistant to the Secretary, Department of Labor

Curtis Ellis was a columnist for WorldNetDaily, a website best known for its years-long embrace of the false notion that President Obama was born outside of the United States. A column on the “The Radical Left’s Ethnic Cleansing of America” earned him a radio interview with top Trump aide Stephen Bannon last year.

Jon Perdue
Special Assistant, Department of the Treasury

Jon Perdue, a fellow at a little-known security think tank, wrote a book called “The War of All the People: The Nexus of Latin American Radicalism and Middle Eastern Terrorism.” He was inspired by his study of societal collapse to create a bow-and-arrow-cum-survivalist multi-tool called the Packbow, which he touted on a reality show for inventors.

Byron Anderson

Special Assistant to the Secretary, Department of Labor

Byron Anderson was a lobbyist for financial services firm Transamerica for over a decade. He fought regulations, such as a rule from the agency he now works at that would require financial advisers to act in the best interests of their clients.

D.B. Hirsch
D.B. Hirsch is a political activist, news junkie, and retired ad copy writer and spin doctor. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.