From the Washington Post:

White House officials are determined to move ahead, reasoning that having more rules in place will force the new administration to choose which ones are worth the time and effort of reversal.

The policy being something like: if we make a huge mess then they will have to spend all their time cleaning it up and therefore won’t be able to do anything.

This is as good as it gets.

When “no” is the answer, perhaps it’s time for something new. (I’m not talking about Trump versus Obama, Democrats versus Republicans. No, I’m talking about the entire system. Democrat versus Republican is irrelevant; the system is broken and needs help.)