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President Trump intends to issue an executive order imposing a five-year ban on lobbying by former administration officials "soon," the official said. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert, File)

President Trump plans to restructure the National Security Council in an executive order to be signed Saturday afternoon, according to a senior administration official. And he’ll begin implementing his ethics reform plan “soon” after that.

Trump intends to issue an executive order imposing a five-year ban on lobbying by former administration officials “soon,” the official said. The order will also create a lifetime ban on lobbying foreign governments.

Those are two pieces of a five-part ethics reform plan that Trump unveiled during the campaign. “Not only will we end our government corruption, but we will end the economic stagnation,” he said in October.

His plan calls for “expand[ing] the definition of lobbyist so we close all the loopholes that former government officials use by labeling themselves consultants and advisors when we all know they are lobbyists,” according to his website.

The plan also calls for Congress to impose a five-year ban on lobbying by former staffers and to ban fundraising by registered foreign lobbyists. Trump can’t order that unilaterally. “I can tell your viewers that the president-elect is determined to move ethics reform in the next year in the Congress,” Vice President Pence said after the election.

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