Most people working in DC are just schlubs. The secretarial pool is from DC high schools (used to be blind women - not kidding). So they are all working stiffs, not involved in the big stuff. The professional class is mostly attorneys working on the GS. So not much corruption there to see either. This is what is so disturbing about McCabe and Ohr and Baker. They were career people, supposed to be above it. It's a very bad look. The tip top is what we called "political hires." The people in charge of the various agencies and departments. And their immediate assistants. They changed with new admins. The wife of one of my best friends was involved in appropriations - both inside and then outside Govt. I used to quiz her on it, she used to laugh and roll her eyes. I never got a straight answer, and we were close - same home town, liked the same food, music and drink.