“Independence is all very well, but we animals never allow our friends to make fools of themselves beyond a certain limit.” -Wind in the Willows
Yes, keeping tempting bribes from foreign ”investors” should definitely be a priority. Especially so, given these political representatives are not elected by the people: presidential appointees.
But, this is only the tip of the iceberg when dealing with presidential cabinet members. Screening, background checks, and minimum standard for applicants qualifications must be addressed as well.
PS Better public education with a strong, connect, grade-level literature studies might prove additionally beneficial.